Tenth Amendment Center

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.

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,”…