Illinois House Passes Bill To Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Apr. 24, 2015) –  A bipartisan bill in Illinois that would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates, passed the state House on Friday.

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Alabama Action Alert: Help Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients, Support HB463 and SB357

Alabama HB463 and SB357 would nullify certain FDA rules regarding experimental medicine for terminally ill patients.

STATUS: SB357 passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16, and now must be approved by the state Senate. HB463 must pass through the House Health Committee before it can receive a vote in the state House. Please take the following steps to support these important bills.

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Oregon Bill to Take on Warrantless Collection of Cellphone Data Passes State Senate Unanimously

SALEM, Ore. (April 24, 2015) – A bipartisan Oregon bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases unanimously passed the Senate yesterday. The proposed bill would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but would also address a practical effect of NSA spying.

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Pennsylvania Bill to Approve Medical Marijuana, Effectively Nullify Federal Prohibition, Passes Senate Committee 10-0

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Apr. 23, 2015) – This week, a Pennsylvania state Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would legalize marijuana for specific medical purposes, effectively nullifying in practice the federal prohibition on the same. The vote was 10-0.

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