Hawaii Bill Would Place Limits on Drones; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Jan. 28, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would restrict the warrantless use of drones by state and local law enforcement. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, Set Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

HONOLULU, Hawaii, (Jan. 27, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would not only legalize marijuana in the Aloha State, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.

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Tennessee Legislation Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2016) – Bills introduced in the Tennessee legislature would reform 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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