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Congress Quietly Repeals Martial Law Provision by James Bovard

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Update to this post: The Martial Law Act of 2006

by James Bovard
http://www.antiwar.com
April 17, 2008

In late 2006, Congress revised the Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act to make it far easier for a president to declare martial law. Those changes were repealed at the end of this January as part of Public Law 110-181 (HR 4986), the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (signed into law by President Bush on January 28, 2008).

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt), who championed the opposition to the original law, was also the hero of the repeal. It helped that all the nation’s governors opposed the 2006 law.

…continued

h/t: r3vliberty

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2 Responses

  1. [...] Updated on this post: Congress Quietly Repeals Martial Law Provision by James Bovard [...]

  2. Good news for a change. Way to go, Leahy, now get to work repealing all the other assaults to the constitution and restore the rule of law, IMPEACH.

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