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The Wisconsin legislature has passed a bill which would severely restrict the use of drones within the state, and it is heading to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 196 (SB196) bans the weaponization of drones and stops government use of drones except after a proper warrant is issued. It received tremendous bipartisan support after its…

The Alaska State House of Representatives is considering a bill that would would allow jurors in the Last Frontier “not to apply the law to the defendant” in select criminal cases. House Bill 315 would officially legalize jury nullification of verdicts in cases where jurors believe the “law is unjustly applied to the defendant.” One…

On Mar. 21, SF2854 was introduced to start the process of protecting Minnesota residents from the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA. (learn more about it here) It was promptly referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass by a majority vote before the full Senate can consider it. YOUR ACTION IS…

One Tennessee Democrat joined three Republicans to kill a bill that would have prohibited the state from admitting illegally gathered data as evidence in court. As amended, HB1907 would have barred the introduction of data or metadata in state court unless it was gathered under a warrant issued in accordance with state law; an order…

On Mar. 20, Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester) introduced HB5420 to prevent state cooperation with warrantless spying and personal data collection by the NSA and other federal agencies. (learn more about it here) It was referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be considered for a…

The Minnesota state Senate has introduced a bill which would nullify any past, present or future gun control laws handed down by the feds. SF2852 declares that “all federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, whether past, present, or future, in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States are not authorized…

Known as the “Government Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Act,” SB167 states that “a law enforcement agency may not obtain, receive, or use data acquired through an unmanned aerial vehicle unless the data is obtained pursuant to a search warrant; in accordance with judicially recognized exceptions to warrant requirements.” It also requires state government agencies to report drone use to the public.