Louisiana Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Stingray Use; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 18, 2016) – Yesterday, the Louisiana Senate unanimously passed a bill that would require a court order for the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the state, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 16, 2016) – A bill recently introduced in the Pennsylvania House would ban the warrantless use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed legislation would not only protect privacy in Pennsylvania, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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New Hampshire House Approves Bill to Decriminalize Simple Marijuana Possession

CONCORD, New Hampshire. (May 13, 2016) – A New Hampshire bill to decriminalize marijuana for adults, changing criminal penalties into civil infractions, passed in the state House on Wednesday. The proposal would not only decriminalize marijuana in the Life Free or Die State, it would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in New Hampshire.

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