Sovereignty

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Feb. 28, 2017) – A Utah bill that would require state courts to fully inform jurors of their right to use discretion in rendering verdicts passed an important House committee last week. Rep. Mark Roberts (R-67) introduced House Bill 332 (HB332) on Feb. 9. The legislation would require that a jury…

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Michigan House would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would allow Michigan residents to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.…

RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 28, 2017) – An North Carolina bill would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Introduced by Rep. Kelly Alexander (D-Charlotte) and 11 co-sponsors, House Bill 185 (H.185) would promulgate rules and regulations to set up a functioning medical marijuana program…

DENVER, Colo. (Feb. 28, 2017) – Last week, a Colorado House committee killed a bill that would have hindered so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with enforcement of some federal immigration laws. Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs) sponsored House Bill 1134 (HB1134) The legislation would have prohibited local governments from adopting any policy or…

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 28, 2017) – A New Mexico bill that would close a loophole some city officials claim allows them to continue with civil asset forfeiture despite a 2015 law meant to end the practice unanimously passed the Senate last week. Daniel A. Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque) filed Senate Bill 202 (SB202) on Jan. 26.…

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb 28, 2017) – A Virginia bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state won final approval last week and now heads to the governor’s desk. Del. R. Steven Landes (R-Verona) introduced House Bill 2053 (HB2053) on Jan. 10. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer…

“Listing here does not imply that the groups themselves advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities, or are racist…” That’s one caveat that SPLC has been putting in their yearly list of “dangerous” groups.  TAC has been there for years, and I see we’re listed once again. LewRockwell.com is new on the list,…