Law Blocking Federal Militarization of Police Now in Effect in Montana

Law Blocking Federal Militarization of Police Now in Effect in Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 1, 2015 by Michael Maharrey, Tenth Amendment Center, ©2015 (Oct. 1, 2015) — Contact: Michael Maharrey O: 213-935-0553 media@tenthamendmentcenter.com HELENA, Mont. (Oct. 1, 2015) – Today, a law that will heavily diminish the impact of federal programs militarizing local police in Montana went into effect. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), […]

Signed into Law: Florida Bill Expands Limits on Drone Surveillance

Signed into Law: Florida Bill Expands Limits on Drone Surveillance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 15, 2015 by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2015 (May 15, 2015) —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 15, 2015) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed signed a bill into law yesterday that takes a second step against mass surveillance, expanding current limitations on the use of drones in the Sunshine State […]

Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

PROHIBITS ACCEPTANCE OF MILITARY-GRADE MATERIEL FROM FEDERAL ENTITIES by Michael Boldin, Tenth Amendment Center (Apr. 24, 2015) — HELENA, Mont.  – A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal programs that militarize local police was signed into law on Thursday. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law […]

States Flex Muscles, Assert Sovereignty in Midterm Elections

States Flex Muscles, Assert Sovereignty in Midterm Elections

“FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVERREACH” ON THE BALLOT by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (Nov. 6, 2014) — Tuesday wasn’t just a big day at the ballot box for Republicans. It also featured significant victories for advocates of decentralized governance. The people of several states flexed their muscles at the ballot box, directing their states […]

California Assembly Committee Approves Bill to Turn off Resources to the NSA

California Assembly Committee Approves Bill to Turn off Resources to the NSA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by Mike Maharrey, ©2014, The Tenth Amendment Center (Jun. 24, 2014) — SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In the face of opposition lobbying from the California Sheriffs Association and two former NSA analysts, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to approve a bipartisan bill that will create a mechanism to turn off […]

Passed in Missouri and on to the Voters: Bill to Protect Electronic Communications and Data

Passed in Missouri and on to the Voters: Bill to Protect Electronic Communications and Data

“DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE” by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (May 16, 2014) — JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  –  The Missouri House gave final approval to legislation protecting electronic communications and data Friday. As a proposal for a state constitutional amendment, it bypasses the governor’s desk and goes directly to the people for consideration […]

Arizona Bill Would End State Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws; Sheriffs’ Organization Backs National Campaign

Arizona Bill Would End State Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws; Sheriffs’ Organization Backs National Campaign

A RENEWAL OF STATES’ RIGHTS? by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (Feb. 3, 2014) — The campaign to stop federal violations of the Second Amendment at the state and local level got two big boosts late last week with the introduction of the Second Amendment Preservation Act in Arizona and an important endorsement […]

Twelve and Counting: Vermont Legislation Takes on NSA Spying

Twelve and Counting: Vermont Legislation Takes on NSA Spying

“RESIST MASS SURVEILLANCE” by Mike Maharrey, ©2014, The Tenth Amendment Center (Jan. 31, 2014) — Vermont recently became the 12th state considering legislation to take on NSA spying. On Tuesday, Rep. Teo Zagar (D-Windsor-4-1), along with co-sponsor Reps. Susan Davis (P/D-Orange-1), Patricia Komline (R-Bennington-Rutland) and William Stevens (I-Addison-Rutland) introduced the Fourth Amendment Protection Act to prohibit […]