Fwd: ‘Martial Law’ was used in special sense


Richard Moore

Thanks Claudia!


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From: “Claudia Rice” <>
Date: September 29, 2008 6:34:13 PM GMT+01:00
Subject: Re: Martial Law Declared in USA?
This is a rules procedure in the House:
‘Mr. Speaker I understand we are under Martial Law as declared by the speaker last night,’ Rep. Burgess, (R-TX).  A process known as ‘martial law’ allows bills to be brought to the floor very shortly after negotiations are completed, so Members of the House have little time to examine them before they vote. >>
—– Original Message —–
From: Richard Moore
Sent: 09/28/2008 11:05 PM
Subject: Fwd: Martial Law Declared in USA?