California Action Alert: Support SB828 to protect the 4th Amendment

On Jan. 6, SB828 was introduced by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-28) and Sen. Joel Anderson (R-36) to protect Californians from unwarranted NSA surveillance. (learn about it here) It was  referred to the Committee on Public Safety where a public hearing has been set for Apr. 29.

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Michigan Action Alert: Support HB5420 to Nullify NSA

On Mar. 20, Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester) introduced HB5420 to prevent state cooperation with warrantless spying and personal data collection by the NSA and other federal agencies. (learn more about it here) It was referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be considered for a full vote by the house.

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Missouri Senate passes bill to protect electronic data and communications

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 3, 2014 – When proponents of mass, warrantless surveillance are backed into a corner on the basis that such activities violate the 4th Amendment’s warrant requirements, they often make the claim that electronic data is outside the scope of the amendment because it doesn’t qualify as “persons, houses, papers, or effects.”

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Interview: Setting the precedent against NSA

On March 27 Michael Maharrey was a guest on Clarkcast to discuss the Forth Amendment Protection ACT in the state of Michigan. They covered nullification generally before moving on to the more specific topic of HB5420 – introduced by representative Tom McMillin and supported by a bipartisan coalition.

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Banning warrantless data, Utah Governor signs privacy bill into law

HB0128 makes any electronic data obtained by law enforcement without a warrant inadmissible in a criminal proceeding. This includes data gathered by the NSA and shared through the super secret Special Operations Division (SOD) or fusion centers. The new law also stops Utah law enforcement from obtaining phone location data without a warrant.

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