Signed by the Governor: Michigan Bans “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (March 20, 2018) – On Monday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that bans “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This is an essential step every state needs to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own.

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New Wyoming Legal Tender Law Treats Gold and Silver as Money; Foundation to Undermine the Federal Reserve

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Mar. 19, 2018) – Last week, a bill that defines gold and silver specie as legal tender and eliminates all taxes levied on it became law. This paves the way for Wyoming residents to use gold and silver in everyday transactions, a foundation step for the people to undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Minnesota Bills Take on Asset Forfeiture, Would Close Federal Loophole

ST PAUL, Minn. (March 16, 2018) – Bills introduced in the Minnesota legislature would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Ban Release of Medical Marijuana Registry Information to the Federal Government without a Warrant

CONCORD, N.H. (March 16, 2018) – Yesterday, the New Hampshire House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would prohibit the release of any information from the state’s medical marijuana registry to the federal government without a warrant. Passage of the legislation would take another small step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect.

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