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CQ: Expanded Presidential Power to Declare Martial Law Met With Silence

Summary of Congressional Quarterly article called "Fine Print in Defense Bill Opens Door to Martial Law": Congress passed a questionable provision in the Defense authorization act that greatly expands the President's power to declare martial law.  Few in Congress care or know besides Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont).  The mainstream media doesn't seem to know what's going on.  Do you?

By: Nick Schwellenbach
Director of Investigations, POGO

Nick Schwellenbach Nick Schwellenbach's areas of expertise include: Government Oversight, Wasteful Contractor Spending, Open Government, Financial Sector, Whistleblower Issues.

Authors: Nick Schwellenbach

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