CQ: Expanded Presidential Power to Declare Martial Law Met With SilenceTweet
December 5, 2006
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?
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At the time of publication, Nick Schwellenbach was Director of Investigations for the Project On Government Oversight.
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