State legislators in Maryland have introduced a bill that would cut off water, electricity and other utilities to National Security Agency headquarters, which are located in the Old Line state. The bill is called the Fourth Amendment Protection Act, and supporters say the bill would block the NSA from spying on citizens in Maryland. Similar bills are being introduced in Washington, Utah and Missouri. RT’s Liz Wahl asks Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and who helped draft Maryland’s legislation, how the bill would impact NSA operations.
“If the NSA is a dragon, going after data centers in Utah and Maryland is like taking a swipe at the jugular.”
“States taking action to advance constitutional principles will be interpreted very differently a court than a state taking action to restrict them.”
-Shahid Buttar, BORDC