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To the Governor: Michigan Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (March 2, 2018) – Yesterday, the Michigan House gave final approval to a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own. Continue reading To the Governor: Michigan Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

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Michigan Senate Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2018) – Today, the Michigan Senate unanimously passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own. Continue reading Michigan Senate Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

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Final Michigan Committee Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 20, 2018) – Today, a Michigan Senate committee passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own. Continue reading Final Michigan Committee Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

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Washington State Bill Would End Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 15, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would end state cooperation with warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in Washington, it would help hinder unconstitutional federal surveillance.

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New Hampshire Bill Would End Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

CONCORD, N.H. (Jan. 4, 2017) – A New Hampshire bill would end any state cooperation with warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would increase privacy protections in New Hampshire, it would also hinder NSA spying. Continue reading New Hampshire Bill Would End Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

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“Shut it Down!” Michigan to Consider Resource Ban to NSA

LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 16, 2015) – A bill filed in Michigan yesterday would not only support  efforts to turn off water and electricity to NSA facilities in Utah, Texas and other states, but also would have practical effects on federal surveillance programs if passed.

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Maine Bill Taking on NSA Spying Passes Out of Committee 9-4

AUGUSTA, Maine (May 7, 2015) – A Maine bill that would turn off support and resources to the NSA in the Pine Tree State passed out of joint committee by a surprisingly comfortable margin yesterday, despite intense opposition form the state attorney general.

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Missouri House Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Ban Resources to Mass NSA Spying

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 24, 2015) – Last week, a Missouri House committee held a public hearing on a bill that would ban “material support or resources” from the state to warrantless federal spy programs. Continue reading Missouri House Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Ban Resources to Mass NSA Spying