Maryland House Passes “Sanctuary State” Bill; Future Uncertain after Veto Threat

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 20, 2017) – Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill to withdraw state participation from the enforcement of most federal immigration laws. Passage into law is far from certain, as the Governor has promised to veto the bill and the 83-55 vote in the House is two short of a veto-override.…

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Maryland Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 10, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Maryland House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a court order. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Maryland, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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