Vermont Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Feb. 2, 2016) – A Vermont bill that would legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and create a framework for retail sales passed out of committee this week. If ultimately signed into law, the legislation would take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in Vermont.

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Tennessee Bill Would Set the Stage to Block Executive Orders and Supreme Court Opinions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb 1, 2016) – A Tennessee bill would require the state to refuse cooperation with federal executive orders or Supreme Court opinions that have not been implemented by the Tennessee General Assembly. It would set the foundation to nullify some federal acts that conflict with state policy.

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Tenther Tuesday with Tom Woods: Surveillance, Gun Control and More

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tomwoodsshow/woods_2016_01_26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI get a lot of feedback every time I’m on Tom’s show, and this past Tuesday’s episode was no exception. I hope you enjoy it! Tom’s description, from his website: Quite an amazing development: the Tenth Amendment Center and the American Civil Liberties Union have announced a joint effort…

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Illinois Bill Would Help Block Federal Militarization of Police

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Jan. 29, 2016) – A bill filed in the Illinois Senate would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from obtaining certain types of military hardware from the federal government, and would require public notice before they acquire authorized equipment. Passage of this legislation would represent a big step toward stopping the federal militarization of state and local police.

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Michigan Bill Would Restrict ALPR use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 29, 2016) – A bill filed in the Michigan legislature would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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