Bills to Stop Mass Drone Surveillance Pass Both Houses in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 24, 2015) The Virginia House joined the Senate today and unanimously passed a bill that would permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If ultimately signed into law, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Alaska Ballot Measure 2 Becomes Effective Today: On the Road to Nullifying Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Today, Alaska joined Washington State, Colorado and Oregon in taking steps to nullify in practice the decades-long unconstitutional federal prohibition on marijuana.

Ballot Measure 2, which was approved by Alaska voters in Nov. 2014 by a 53-47 margin, went into effect today, legalizing marijuana for the general public, and the first step to effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.

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Bill to Block Any New Federal Gun Control Passes Key Hurdle in Arizona

PHOENIX. (Feb. 23, 2015) – Today, an Arizona state Senate committee approved a bill that would effectively block any new federal gun control measures in the state by withdrawing all state participation and enforcement. The bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration and a likely vote.

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Texas Legislation Would Create a Mechanism to Review and Block Federal Acts as Unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Tex. (Feb. 23, 2015) – A bill up for consideration in the Texas legislature would create a mechanism for the state to review and reject any federal order, law, police, rule, mandate or agency regulation that is found to violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution.

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West Virginia Bill Would Block Enforcement of any New Federal Gun Control

West Virginia has the opportunity to join the growing list of states that are tired of carrying Uncle Sam’s water by implementing and/or enforcing federal gun control measures. West Virginia Delegate Cindy Frich introduced House Bill 2651 (HB2651) on February 6, 2015. The bill has 10 cosponsors – including 2 Democrats. The purpose of this bill is to…

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