On May 19 the California State Senate voted 29-1 to approve SB 828, the California Fourth Amendment Protection Act, which would prohibit the state from helping any federal agency that attempts the “illegal and unconstitutional collection of electronic data.”

Though the bill does not specifically mention the National Security Agency (NSA), its sponsors, Senators Ted Lieu (D) and Joel Anderson (R), said the legislation does target the spy agency.

Anderson was quoted by U.S. News as saying that he doubts the NSA would even want to operate in California:

I can’t imagine they would want to locate here in California; we have not given them a warm welcome … [and] we’re trying to draw a bright blue line for all state employees. We’re trying to use the 10th Amendment to enforce the Fourth Amendment.

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