Why did the British declare martial law in Massachusetts?
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When the British declared martial law in Massachusetts?
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Who has power to declare martial law in case of state emergencies?
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Who has the power to declare martial law in case of a state emergency?
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Why did Hitler threaten to declare war on Czechoslovakia?
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What does under what circumstances mean?
"Under what circumstances will you declare martial law?" means the same as "What will it take for you to declare martial law?". "Under what circumstances will black mold form?" means the same as "What conditions will result in black mold forming?" It asks what situation is required for the specified result to take place.
When was the last time martial law was used in US?
Its not something that's "used". It just happens. When there's chaos or the government falls apart. During Hurricane Katrina there was a state of martial law. Added: The above statement is only partly true, It does not "just happen." The Governor of a state or the President of the US can declare Martial Law. Added: Martial law was never declared during or after Katrina and the term does not exist under Louisiana state law. Furthermore martial law, or the suspension of habeas corpus, cannot be declared federally without the approval of congress and even then only in cases of rebellion or invasion. Individual states and the federal government can declare a state of emergency which is similar, but does not throw the Constitution out of the window. The last time the federal government applied martial law was in Hawaii during WW2 after the Pearl Harbor attack. Habeas Corpus, is "to see the body" it is a legal term meaning the judge wants the person before him, and martial law was declared in Katrina it does not take congress, that's the suspension of posse comitatus, the state governor can declare martial law and he did, in Katrina
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Why did General Ayub Khan declare Martial Law in 1958?
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Who took command of martial law imposed by British in Amritsar?
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What events led Ferdinand Marcos to declare martial law?
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Did president Obama sign martial law on 19 March 2012?
No, this is another internet myth. The president has not declared martial law, on 19 March 2012 or on any other day. If there were martial law, you would see U.S. soldiers in the streets arresting large numbers of people and putting them in detention camps. This has not happened, nor is it likely to occur. Further, there is no evidence that Mr. Obama will declare martial law, contrary to partisan claims by some of his political opponents.
Who can declare Martial Law?
The Governor of a state or the President of the US. The latter is debatable as the Constitution makes no provision for martial law, only the suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus. That right is seemingly left to Congress in Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution regarding the legislature and the limits on Congress. As for the governor of States being able to declare martial law, the right would be left to the individual state constitutions as all rights not prohibited to the States are allowed them per the Tenth Amendment. Again, it must be emphasized that the issue is debatable.
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Is there martial law in US?
Let's clarify. Martial law exists in all countries of the world, but IS NOT the primary form of criminal justice in use in THE VAST MAJORITY of countries. In America and all of her dependencies and territories under American rule, President Obama can declare martial law at any time he sees fit. In each individual state, governors can declare martial law as they see fit. However, it is almost never instituted. Martial law is a form of criminal justice used during times of dramatic war or disaster. During martial law, all military employees and officers are called up for duty. They replace the local police force and heavily patrol all areas. They may impose curfews or rules requiring people not to travel at all. They can and will kill anyone who refuses to comply with them. Look out your window, my fellow citizen. Do you see uniformed soldiers marching throughout the streets? Nope? Congratulations, you've answered your own question with a little help: while it is possible for martial law to be instituted in the US, it currently is not.