Passing Laws Isn’t Enough; Communities Must Push for Compliance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Aug. 31, 2017) – A recent Los Angeles Times review of documents relating to the use stingray devices submitted by California law enforcement agencies underscores that simply passing laws isn’t enough. Ensuring government agencies comply with legal requirements takes constant vigilance, pressure and activism.

Details

Now in Effect: Arizona Law Prohibits Warrantless Stingray Spying

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Yesterday, a new Arizona law that in most situations bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant went into effect. The new law will not only protect privacy in Arizona, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

Details

Massachusetts Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying

BOSTON, Mass. (June 9, 2017) – Earlier this week, a Massachusetts committee held a hearing on a bill that would generally prohibit the warrantless use of stingray devices and the collection of electronic data stored by service providers. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Massachusetts, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

Details

New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

CONCORD, N.H. (May 18, 2017) – Today, the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill that 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 New Hampshire, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

Details

New York Bill Would Help Protect Privacy, Thwart Some Federal Surveillance

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 12, 2017) –  A New York electronic data protection bill would ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant, and end warrantless collection of cell phone data in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New York, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

Details

Minnesota Electronic Data Privacy Act Would Reject the Surveillance State

ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 26, 2017) –  A bill introduced in the Minnesota Senate would limit warrantless electronic data collection in the state. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Minnesota, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

Details

Tenther Tuesday Episode 16: The Nullification Movement Keeps Marching Forward

Today is day 96 that the GOP has failed to repeal Obamacare. But while Congress is still predictably doing nothing, states across the country continue to advance legislation to take on unconstitutional federal power. This week on Tenther Tuesday, Michael Boldin and Mike Maharrey talk about bills moving forward to limit warrantless surveillance, undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money, nullify marijuana prohibition, end state “regulation” of marriage, take on federal asset forfeiture and create a climate hostile to federal gun control.

Details