Making Martial Law Easier

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Bush has had more bills striking at the heart of American democracy passed in the dead of night. A provision quietly tucked into the enormous defense budget bill at the Bush administration's behest makes it easier for a president to override local control of law enforcement and declare martial law.

The provision, signed into law in October, weakens posse comitatus laws...

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