Some NSA Opponents Want to ‘Nullify’ Surveillance With State Law

Activists say legislation can cut water, kill snooping at Utah Data Center

December 3, 2013

Cooling units at the National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah, are seen in this June 6, 2013, aerial photo. Electrical failures are complicating the opening of the NSA’s largest data storage center. Cooling units at the National Security Agency’s Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah, are seen in this June 6, 2013, aerial photo. Electrical failures are complicating the opening of the NSA’s largest data storage center.

The National Security Agency has an Achilles heel, according to some anti-surveillance activists. The key vulnerability, according to members of the OffNow coalition of advocacy groups: The electronic spy agency’s reliance on local utilities.

The activists would like to turn off the water to the NSA’s $1.5 billion Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah, and at other facilities around the country.

Dusting off the concept of “nullification,” which historically referred to state attempts to block federal law, the coalition plans to push state laws to prohibit local authorities from cooperating with the NSA.

[RELATED: U.N. Advances Draft Anti-Surveillance Resolution]

Draft state-level legislation called the Fourth Amendment Protection Act would – in theory – forbid local governments from providing services to federal agencies that collect electronic data from Americans without a personalized warrant.

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