Oregon Bill to Take on Warrantless Collection of Cellphone Data Passes Senate Committee

SALEM, Ore. (April 20, 2015) – A bipartisan Oregon bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases unanimously passed a Senate committee last week. The proposed bill would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but would also address a practical effect of NSA spying.

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Interview: Tennessee 2nd Amendment Preservation Act is 1st Step to Ending Federal Gun Control

“The federal government, quite frankly, doesn’t have the resources to go it alone”

Tenth Amendment Center​’s Scott Landreth interviewed in Tennessee on passage of SB1110 there, an important first step to ending federal gun control in that state.

Host, David Tulis Hot News Talk Radio 1240 1190 910 AM
Date: 04-14-15

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North Carolina Bill Would Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 20, 2015) – A bipartisan bill introduced in the North Carolina House last week would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and would place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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Firearms Freedom Act Gets Hearing in Texas House Committee

Last week, a Texas state House committee held a hearing on a bill to protect both the 10th and 2nd amendments to the Constitution. House Bill 421 (HB421), the Firearms Freedom Act, was introduced on Feb. 16 by Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth). It received a hearing in the House State & Federal Power &…

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To the Governor’s Desk: Washington State Legislature Passes Bill to End Unrestricted Use of Stingrays

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 19, 2015) – Last Thursday, the Washington state House gave final approval to a bipartisan bill that would prohibit the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant. If signed by Gov. Jay Inslee, the  legislation will not only protect privacy in Washington state, but will also hinder one part of the federal surveillance state.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Tennessee Legislature Passes ‘Right to Try’ Bill to Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Apr. 17, 2015) – A bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments passed unanimously through the Tennessee state Senate yesterday. It now goes to the Governor’s desk.

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Washington State Legislature Passes Bill to Take On Warrantless Drone Surveillance

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 17, 2015) – Yesterday, the Washington state Senate passed a bill that would significantly limit drone surveillance in the state, and also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Already passed out of the House, the bill goes back to that chamber for final approval with minor amendments.

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