Virginia Bill Would Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 12, 2016) – During the 2017 session, the Virginia legislature will consider a bill that would broadly ban warrantless surveillance and limit the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs). If passed into law, the bill would not only protect privacy in Virginia, but would also hinder some aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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To the Governor’s Desk: California Assembly Gives Final Approval to Right to Try Act Rejecting Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-Ill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2016) – Yesterday, the California Assembly gave final approval to a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally-ill patients.

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Darkness in the Sunshine State: Florida Legislature Helps Feds Keep Status Quo

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2016) – Republican dominated leadership in the Florida House and Senate chose to maintain the unconstitutional status quo on multiple issues in 2016, killing a wide variety of bills that would have blocked state enforcement of federal policies. Many of the bills did not even receive votes in their respective chambers.

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