Emergency Legislation

Emergency Legislation

 

extraordinary or exceptional laws that become effective in a state of emergency and that give the government extraordinary powers, such as the right to establish legal norms the executive is ordinarily not entitled to establish and the right to suspend individual laws or certain of their norms, including constitutional guarantees. Emergency legislation is widely used by imperialist states to combat revolutionary and national liberation movements. It was employed to establish fascist regimes in Germany, Spain, and Portugal and the dictatorship of Pinochet’s military-fascist junta in Chile. In the 1950’s the Federal Republic of Germany passed a number of antidemocratic emergency laws directed against progressive forces; for example, the right to choose and practice a profession was limited, the right to strike was revoked, and freedom of movement was restricted.

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The emergency legislation was needed to prevent a flood of appeals following a landmark Supreme Court ruling which outlawed police interviewing suspects without a lawyer present.
THE Government was under pressure to allow freedom of information laws to apply to Northern Rock last night as it battled to push emergency legislation to nationalise the bank through Parliament.
Federal courts were given jurisdiction to review Schiavo's case after Republicans in Congress pushed through unprecedented emergency legislation over the weekend
30 /PRNewswire/ -- President Bush will sign emergency legislation today to keep the federal transportation department open and federal funds flowing to state and local governments.
EMERGENCY legislation could be rushed through the Oireachtas to save the State's crumbling investigation into the former Anglo Irish Bank.
The letter asks for new emergency legislation in 2015, to amend Title 18 of the California Code of Regulations, Article 6, Classification of Particular Beverages, Regulation 2557, concerning Powdered Distilled Spirits.
Labour leader Ed Miliband and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper confirmed that Labour will support the emergency legislation.
New emergency legislation on access to telecommunications data will be announced today by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
But ten months later emergency legislation has been rushed in to make all the drugs illegal after people became dependent.
I would much prefer that any emergency legislation focuses on securing the current rights of agricultural workers in Wales.
EMERGENCY legislation to protect taxpayers from a PS130 million bill after the Poundland "slave labour" case has cleared the House of Commons.
The liquidation is to proceed through emergency legislation.

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