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Arizona first US state to attempt legal resistance to NSA surveillance

• Russia Today
Arizona’s state senate panel approved a bill withdrawing state support for intelligence agencies’ collection of metadata and banning the use of warrantless data in courts. The panel becomes the first legislative body in US to try and thwart NSA spying. The bill will now have to be approved by majority of the Senate Rules committee before it can move on to the full senate. It prohibits Arizona public employees and departments from helping intelligence agencies collect records of phone-calls and emails, as well as metadata (information on where and when the phone calls were made). It also proscribes the use of information obtained warrants in state courts. The bill is entitled the 4th Amendment Protection Act

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Comment by Ed Price
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If this passes, the problem will be catching the NSA at their dirty activities. To do this, Arizona will have to develop NSA-like surveillance that is almost as good as that of the NSA. When that happens, what's to keep Arizona from turning their own intel-gathering capabilities on Arizona citizens and the rest of the world? Nobody but the Arizona surveillance team will know if they are following orders that forbids them from observing citizens and joining the NSA, because they will be the only ones with this kind of technology in Arizona. Kind of a potential catch-22 for Arizonans.

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