Nebraska Bill Would Ban “Stingrays” in the State; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 14, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Nebraska legislature would completely ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Cornhusker State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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New Mexico Bill would Legalize Recreational Marijuana and Hemp; Effectively Nullify Federal Prohibition

SANTA FE, New Mexico (Jan. 14, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the New Mexico House would legalize marijuana for recreational use, along with industrial hemp. Passage would not only legalize marijuana and hemp in the Land of Enchantment, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal prohibition in practice in the state.

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