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Two theories of martial law are reflected in decisions of the Supreme Court. The first, which stems from the Petition of Right, 1628, provides that the common law knows no such thing as martial law;194 that is to say, martial law is not established by official authority of any sort, but arises from the nature of things, being the law of paramount necessity, leaving the civil courts to be the final judges of necessity.195 By the second theory, martial law can be validly and constitutionally established by supreme political authority in wartime.
Originally posted by Simulacra
During 9/11, why wasnt Martial Law officially declared?
I mean I understand you can say that the patriot act and homeland security is a form of Martial Law, but in a state of emergency in which thousands were killed, why didnt we see Martial Law?
Originally posted by suihx
i know some hui people,they are quite kind.i don't believe they can be aggressive.