Continuity of Government: Is the State of Emergency Superseding our Constitution?
Continuity of Government: Is the State of Emergency Superseding Our Constitution?
Peter Dale Scott, Ph.D.; Professor of English, UC Berkeley
On 9/11, the Bush administration implemented “Continuity of Government” (COG) measures, a set of secret emergency rules which Congress has not been allowed to review. These were reinforced by the proclamation of a state of emergency which has continued to be renewed by President Obama, despite vocal criticism. Do COG measures, as some people warn, indicate that the Constitution has been superseded?
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