Md. Bill Aims To Keep NSA Thirsty And Dark

Law360, New York (February 11, 2014, 7:21 PM EST) -- Maryland state lawmakers unveiled a measure on Thursday cutting off the National Security Agency from state and local government resources like water and power as long as its warrantless electronic surveillance continues.

Introduced by eight Republicans, the Fourth Amendment Protection Act would end Maryland’s cooperation with NSA snooping by prohibiting the state and its contractors from granting “material support, participation or assistance” to any entity that collects data or metadata on state citizens without a warrant.

Lawmakers in at least 12 other states, including California, have...
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