New Laws in Kansas and Virginia Require Strict Asset Forfeiture Reporting; An Important Step Forward

(July 2, 2018) – Yesterday, laws went into effect in Kansas and Virginia implementing strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures, including cases passed off to the federal government. These new laws take a first step that could lead to more substantive reforms. 

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Wyoming Legal Tender Act Treats Gold and Silver as Money; Foundation to Undermine the Federal Reserve

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (July 2, 2018) – Yesterday, a law defining gold and silver specie as legal tender and eliminating all taxes levied on it became law. This paves the way for Wyoming residents to use gold and silver in everyday transactions, a foundation step for the people to undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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California Committee Passes Bill to Allow People to Expunge Some Marijuana Charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2018) – On Tuesday, a California Senate committee passed a bill that would create a process to expunge or reduce the sentences of people charged under the state’s marijuana laws before recreational cannabis was legalized this year. Passage into law would take another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect in California.

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California Bill to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control Clears Another Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2018) –  Yesterday, a second California Assembly committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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