Michigan Ballot Measure Would Help Protect Electronic Data from Warrantless Spying

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 3, 2017) – A resolution introduced in the Michigan House would put before voters a state constitutional amendment to protect electronic communications and data from the prying eyes of state and local law enforcement. The amendment would also effectively block a small but intrusive practical effect of federal spying within the state.

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Virginia Committee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 3, 2017) – Today, a Virginia bill that would limit the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs), and restrict the retention and sharing of collected data, passed an important House committee. If passed into law, the bills would not only protect privacy in Virginia, but would also hinder some aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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Nullify Chapter 16: Three Steps to Stop Federal Gun Control

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Seventy-plus years of federal gun control is not going to be overturned by congress or the courts, but step-by-step actions by states can help bring it to an end.

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Permission not Required: “Constitutional Carry” Bill Passes New Hampshire House Committee

CONCORD, N.H. (Feb 2, 2017) –  Yesterday, a New Hampshire “Constitutional Carry” bill took another step forward, clearing an important House committee with an “ought to pass” recommendation. If passed into law, it would make it legal for people in New Hampshire to carry a concealed firearm without a license, and foster an environment hostile to federal gun control.

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Montana Committee Passes Two Bills Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 2, 2017) – Two bills that would together ban warrantless collection of cell phone data in most situations unanimously passed an important Montana House committee yesterday. Final passage of the legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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