California Senate Passes Bill Taking on Stingray Surveillance, 39-0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2015) – A bill that would take the first step in limiting the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications passed out of the state Senate on Friday. The bill would not only protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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California Assembly Passes Bill Taking on Federal Militarization of Police

SACRAMENTO, Ca. (May 23, 2015) – On the same day that Pres. Obama announced his plan to supposedly curb federal transfers of military equipment to local police, the California state Assembly passed a bill that would create a mechanism to stop such transfers no matter what action the federal government may take.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Nevada Bill to Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients Passes State Senate, 20-0

CARSON CITY, Nev. (May 21, 2015) – This week, the Nevada state Senate gave final approval to a bill that would effectively nullify in practice certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing experimental treatments. The vote was 20-0.

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To The Governor’s Desk: Illinois Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

SPRINGFIELD, Il. (May 20, 2015) Yesterday, the Illinois state Senate gave final approval to a bill that would effectively nullify in practice certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing experimental treatments. The vote was 55-0.

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California Bill Taking On Stingray Surveillance Passes Out of Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 20, 2015) – A bill that would take the first step in limiting the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications passed out of committee late last week. The bill would not only protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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