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White House Extends 9/11 National Emergency September 11, 2009

Posted by scmla in Article.
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What? You really think that the national emergency from 8 years ago ended?

Think again.

The Presidential declaration is below the article. The rubber stamping continues.

— Silver


White House Extends 9/11 National Emergency
SDS
Constitutional Law Prof Blog

President Obama today extended the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, by President Bush:

Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. Sec. 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.

The emergency powers allow the President to call up the reserves and extend terms of active duty military, among other things. (Check out President Bush’s original declaration, quoted in full in the link above to the National Emergencies Act, for a list of citations to emergency powers triggered by the declaration.)

50 U.S.C. Sec. 1621 authorizes the President to declare such a national emergency.

The extension is written in language very close to President Bush’s original declaration; it breaks no new ground, and we can’t make any inferences about the administration’s constitutional positions on presidential war-time or emergency powers. Instead, the extension probably only reflects the administration’s continued need for flexibility in troop deployments in active military and combat zones.

SDS


And from our Dear Leader:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
___________________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release September 10, 2009

NOTICE
– – – – – – –
CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT

TO CERTAIN TERRORIST ATTACKS

Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.

Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2009. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency the former President declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 10, 2009.

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