After an infamous Supreme Court opinion which claimed that the Federal Fugitive Slave Act precluded a Pennsylvania state law that prohibited blacks from being taken out of Pennsylvania into slavery, the state of Massachusetts passed a personal liberty law on May 21, 1855.Details
Hearing date is April 15th – take action to fill out a witness form in support today!Details
On Mar. 20, Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester) introduced HB5420 to prevent state cooperation with warrantless spying and personal data collection by the NSA and other federal agencies. (learn more about it here) It was referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be considered for a full vote by the house.Details
SJR27, a proposal for a state constitutional amendment that would expressly include electronic data and communications in the same protected class as “persons, houses, papers, and effects,” is moving forward in the Missouri legislature. It passed the senate by a 31-2 vote. It is now in the House Downsizing State Government Committee where it will…Details
A bill has been introduced in the Pennsylvania state house which restrict the use of drones by government officials.Details
A bill that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and similar measures passed a Missouri state Senate committee late last month.Details
The answer to that question is “maybe.” I don’t really know.
I do know that yesterday, our posts to nearly 130,000 people, which used to reach a minimum of 2000 in the first hour or so, dropped to about 200. Suddenly and quickly, our reach has been cut by about 90%.Details
On Mar. 21, SF2852 was introduced to protect the 2nd Amendment from federal usurpation in Minnesota. (learn more about it here) It was promptly referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be voted on by the whole senate.Details
According to two polls, Alaskans favor nullifying the federal prohibition of marijuana and legalizing it for recreational use within the state.
And they will soon have the opportunity to do just that. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana in Alaska will be on the ballot later this yearDetails
As the first legislative session for the OffNow campaign unfolded, it became clear that the prime opposition to state measures prohibiting material support to the NSA would come from two main fronts: law enforcement and tech companies.Details