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National Emergencies (US)

Post by MPMalloy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:20 pm

This term is showing up a lot in the news. I think that the exposure to prepping is right there in the term.

Wikipedia redirects from "National Emergency" to "State of Emergency": State of Emergency

Specifically to the US:
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Further information: Senate Report 93-549, Insurrection Act, and National Emergencies Act

The Constitution explicitly provides some emergency powers:

Congress may authorize the government to call forth the militia to execute the laws, suppress an insurrection or repel an invasion.
Congress may authorize the government to suspend consideration of writs of habeas corpus "when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it."
Felony charges may be brought without presentment or grand jury indictment in cases arising "in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger."
A state government may engage in war without Congress's approval if "actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay."

Aside from these, many provisions of law exist in various jurisdictions, which take effect only upon an executive declaration of emergency; some 500 federal laws take effect upon a presidential declaration of emergency. The National Emergencies Act regulates this process at the federal level. It requires the President to specifically identify the provisions activated and to renew the declaration annually so as to prevent an arbitrarily broad or open-ended emergency. Presidents have occasionally taken action justified as necessary or prudent because of a state of emergency, only to have the action struck down in court as unconstitutional.[67]

A state governor or local mayor may declare a state of emergency within his or her jurisdiction. This is common at the state level in response to natural disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency maintains a system of assets, personnel and training to respond to such incidents. For example, on December 10, 2015, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency due to flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains.[68]

The 1977 International Emergency Economic Powers Act allows the government to freeze assets, limit trade and confiscate property in response to an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to the United States that originates substantially outside of it. As of 2015 more than twenty emergencies under the IEEPA remain active regarding various subjects, the oldest of which was declared in 1979 with regard to the government of Iran. Another ongoing national emergency, declared after the September 11 attacks, authorizes the president to retain or reactivate military personnel beyond their normal term of service.[69]
After that, there is Law. From my experience of reading US Code, Public Law, etc; is that having a JD can be viewed as mandatory, just in order to understand the text. I don't have one, so people will have to google that themselves.

Today's Bloomberg has some stories, & there are enough links on the Wikipedia page to give consideration for a lot of....... :wink:

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Re: National Emergencies (US)

Post by RickOShea » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:35 pm

"According to the Federal Register, 58 national emergencies have been declared since the National Emergency Act of 1976 was signed into law by President Gerald Ford.

And 31 have been annually renewed and are currently still in effect, as listed in the Federal Register."

Here's a list of the 31 national emergencies that have been in effect for years
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Post by Stercutus » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:01 pm

Yeah, some of the media is trying to manufacture crisis to get the POTUS impeached and hoping he will do it for them. Expect to see a lot of weirdness on the more political channels like Bloomberg over the next few months now that the new session of congress has started.
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Re: National Emergencies (US)

Post by NT2C » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:31 pm

I know it's hard to talk about this stuff and leave politics out of it, because the two are so inextricably linked, and I appreciate that you folks try your best. Keep on with the discussion but let's leave the political labels at the door, shall we?
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