Washington State Legislature Passes Bill to Take On Warrantless Drone Surveillance

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 17, 2015) – Yesterday, the Washington state Senate passed a bill that would significantly limit drone surveillance in the state, and also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Already passed out of the House, the bill goes back to that chamber for final approval with minor amendments.

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Nevada Assembly Votes 41-0: Passes Right to Try Act to Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Apr. 17, 2015) – A bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments passed unanimously through the Nevada state Assembly yesterday. The vote was 41-0.

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14 States and Counting: North Dakota ‘Right to Try’ Act Signed into Law, Effectively Nullifies Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

BISMARCK, N.D. (Apr. 17, 2015) – A North Dakota bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments was signed into law by Governor Jack Dalrymple this week.

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To the Governor in Virginia: Bill to Block License Plate Tracking

RICHMOND, Va. (Apr. 17, 2015) – Yesterday, the Virginia Assembly gave final approval to a bill that would put strict limitations on the use of data collected by Automated License Place Readers (ALPRs) and help block a nationwide license plate tracking program operated by the federal government.

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Illinois House Votes 114-1: Passes Right to Try Act to Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Apr. 16, 2015) – A bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments unanimously passed the Illinois state House yesterday. The vote was 114-1.

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Proposed Florida Commission Would Examine Federal Action In Light of Original Constitution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla, (Apr. 15, 2015) – A Florida bill that would create a mechanism for the state to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws and mandates in light of the original meaning of the Constitution passed a Senate committee last week.

The bill would create a framework through which the state could ultimately take action to nullify unwarranted federal actions.

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