Martial Law
Posted by tim in Pissed on October 28, 2006
Martial law is the system of rules that takes effect (usually after a formal declaration) when a military authority takes control of the normal administration of justice. Wikipedia
"In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law. It does so by revising the Insurrection Act, a set of laws that limits the President's ability to deploy troops within the United States. The Insurrection Act (10 U.S.C.331 -335) has historically, along with the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C.1385), helped to enforce strict prohibitions on military involvement in domestic law enforcement. With one cloaked swipe of his pen, Bush is seeking to undo those prohibitions." Slashdot

How. Friggin'. Lovely.

 
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I would like to point out, for those who believe otherwise, that Martial Law has not really been allowed in the U.S. since 1878. Read the Wikipedia article for more info about that.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on October 28, 2006 at 09:20:09PM
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