Now In Effect: Louisiana Expands of Right to Try Act, Further Rejects Some FDA Restrictions

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug 1, 2017) – Today, a law goes into effect expanding Louisiana’s Right to Try law to include technology designed to help ALS patients with mobility. The new law sets the foundation to nullify in practice a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule that currently denies these patients’ access to this specific technology.

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To the Governor: Massachusetts Passes Law to Implement Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

BOSTON, Mass. (July 28, 2017) – After weeks of wrangling, the Massachusetts legislature finally passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state last week. When fully implemented, legalization will take another big step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition of cannabis in effect.

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Signed by the Governor: North Carolina Law Removes Roadblock to the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 26, 2017) – Yesterday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law exempting the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state sales taxes. The new law will remove an important roadblock in the way of their everyday use as money, taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly.

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Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 24, 2017) –  A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Pennsylvania, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Signed by the Governor: New Hampshire Law Allows Local Common Core Opt Out

CONCORD, N.H. (July 21, 2017) – On Tuesday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law that prohibits the state department of education and the state board of education from requiring any school or school district to implement Common Core standards. This represents an opportunity for local communities to opt out of Common Core and nullify the program in practice.

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