Sovereignty

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 3, 2014 – When proponents of mass, warrantless surveillance are backed into a corner on the basis that such activities violate the 4th Amendment’s warrant requirements, they often make the claim that electronic data is outside the scope of the amendment because it doesn’t qualify as “persons, houses, papers, or effects.” Instead…

A Liberty Preservation Act that would help thwart the unconstitutional indefinite detention efforts of the federal government has been introduced in Minnesota. SF2854 is “a bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting persons from assisting the federal government to indefinitely detain certain persons; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statues, chapter 1,”…

On March 27 Michael Maharrey was a guest on Clarkcast to discuss the Forth Amendment Protection ACT in the state of Michigan. They covered nullification generally before moving on to the more specific topic of HB5420 – introduced by representative Tom McMillin and supported by a bipartisan coalition. “It sets the precedent and says NSA,…

HB0128 makes any electronic data obtained by law enforcement without a warrant inadmissible in a criminal proceeding. This includes data gathered by the NSA and shared through the super secret Special Operations Division (SOD) or fusion centers. The new law also stops Utah law enforcement from obtaining phone location data without a warrant.

In mid-March, the Georgia State House of Representatives passed a resolution expressing full support for the Constitution as it is written, specifically the 2nd Amendment. HR1655 reads in part, “The Constitution clearly states that Congress has no authority to infringe on the people’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, including any attempt to…

On March 23, the Maryland Senate passed a bill to prohibit the state from obtaining warrantless location data, but included amended language which severely limits its scope and allows continued NSA data sharing with state and local law enforcement. SB 698 was intended to place strict limits on Maryland law enforcement seeking location information obtained…