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

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 14, 2017) – A bill filed in the Oregon Senate would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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New Law: Oregon Takes Step Toward Limiting Drone Surveillance

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 3, 2017) – On Sunday, an Oregon law went into effect that bans the use of weaponized drones and takes the first step toward limiting data collected by drone surveillance under the current law. The legislation not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the federal surveillance state..

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Nullification in Effect: Oregon Issues First Recreational Marijuana Producer Licenses

SALEM, Ore. (May 20, 2016) – Two years after voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved the first marijuana licenses under the state’s recreational marijuana system. This represents one more step toward nullifying federal marijuana in practice in the state.

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