If SJR36 is approved by voters in November, The state of Missouri shall be obligated to uphold the right to keep and bear arms and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement.Details
Georgetown University Law Center professor Randy Barnett nailed it in a short post on the Volokh Conspiracy Blog this week.
Much as I believe that the NSA bulk data seizure program is unconstitutional because it is an “unreasonable” general warrant, the preferable remedy would be a congressional fix. Moreover, I agree that we should never count on the courts to save us.
Barnett crams a lot of truth into a single sentence.Details
CONCORD, N.H., May 9, 2014 – The New Hampshire legislature has passed a bill which bans government officials from obtaining “information contained in a portable electronic device” without a warrant “signed by a judge and based on probable cause.” The House and Senate passed slightly different versions of the bill, so a conference committee was appointed on Wednesday to get the final version of the bill to the Governor’s desk.Details
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 – A bill that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and other similar measures passed a Missouri senate committee on Tuesday, moving the bill one step closer to the governor’s desk.
House Bill 1647 (HB1647) was introduced on Jan. 29 by Rep. Mike Moon (R-157). It passed the state house last month by a vote of 99-47, and will now go to the senate floor for concurrence.Details
We should be skeptical of anyone who claims to love liberty and yet does not support state and local nullification of unconstitutional federal laws.Details
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 – Both chambers of the Missouri legislature have passed a bill to end the state’s involvement in the Common Core educational standards. One final committee approval is required before sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for a signature.Details
SB2808, a bill that prevents Illinois state government officials from obtaining location information of individuals without a warrant, was introduced on Jan. 30 by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-9). It passed through the senate unanimously, and currently resides in the House Judiciary Committee. It will need to pass through the Judiciary Committee by majority before a vote can be taken by the whole house.Details
According to Ron Calzone at Missouri First, even though the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act senate version was rejected by the house yesterday, it’s “poised to pass.”Details