Anti-Spying bill signed into law in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H., July 24, 2014 –  New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed into law a bill that not only bans state and local law enforcement from searching an electronic device without a warrant, but also prohibits a small but important category of what the NSA has been doing with the warrantless data it collects.

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Colorado No Longer Alone: Washington State Joins In Nullification of Federal Marijuana Laws

As Colorado’s six month progress report on its legalized pot economy confronted naysayers with news of plummeting crime, the second state to open itself to recreational cannabis sales made headlines of its own.

Last Tuesday, marijuana was officially introduced into the above ground market in Washington state, sealing another victory in efforts to nullify unconstitutional federal prohibition.

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CA Senate panel passes bill to ban warrantless drone surveillance

A California bill to strictly limit drone use passed out of an important state senate committee last week, and is now slated to receive a vote from the full senate. The bill had previously passed through the state assembly by a 63-6 vote. Assembly Bill 1327 (AB1327) passed through the Senate Appropriations Committee on Jun.…

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New Jersey vs DC on Sports Betting

In predictable fashion, the black robed oligarchs known as the United States Supreme Court will not hear New Jersey’s appeal of the federal ban on sports betting.  The decision by the Supreme Court last month not to hear the case essentially lets past appeals court decisions stand.  The state legislature has already taken actions to bypass the courts and move forward with legalizing sports betting anyway.

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California Action Alert: Support AB1327 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

AB1327, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of California, was introduced on Feb. 22 by Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell (R-44). It passed in the state assembly by a 63-6 vote. It has since been moved to the Senate Appropriations Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before the full state senate can have chance to concur with the assembly’s decision.

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California committee cites 10th Amendment in passage of bill banning assistance to NSA

SACRAMENTO, June 24, 2014 – Citing the 10th Amendment and support from the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC), the California Assembly Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to approve a bipartisan bill which creates a mechanism to turn off all material support and assistance, including water and electricity resources, from California to federal mass surveillance programs. The vote was 5-0.

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