North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (Feb. 16, 2017) – A North Dakota bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most situations passed an important House committee yesterday. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing…

BISMARCK, N.D. (Feb. 9, 2017) – The Republican-dominate North Dakota House killed a bill to ban Common Core implementation. Voting down the bill ensures that the Core will remain in North Dakota. Rep. Ben Koppelman (R-Fargo) and 11 co-sponsors introduced House Bill 1432 (HB1432) on Jan. 16. After receving a “do not pass” recommendation from the…

BISMARCK, N.D. (Jan. 23, 2017) – A bill introduced in the North Dakota House would end Common Core and require legislative approval for implementation of all future education standards. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying the nationalized education program in the state. A coalition of eight Republican representatives and four senators…

BISMARCK, ND, Nov. 8, 2016 – Voters in North Dakota and Arkansas have approved ballot measures legalizing medical marijuana, taking a first step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition of cannabis in effect. Arkansas has become the first state in the Bible Belt to legalize medical marijuana. With their approval of Issue 6 on Tuesday, voters will…

The Dakota Access Pipeline protests have made national news, as millions of Americans are concerned with potential property rights violations and environmental damage that may be caused by the controversial project.The location of the protest and a law passed by the North Dakota legislature last year has created the specter of police using weaponized drones…