FC: What do you call a "national emergency" that never ends?

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Nov 12 2002 - 21:15:26 PST

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    Answer: Permanent?
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    "Alert! President Bush declares national 
    "Emergency Powers and National Emergencies"
                 THE WHITE HOUSE
            Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release                          November 12, 2002
          Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) 
    for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the
    anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal
    Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency 
    is to
    continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.  In accordance with this
    provision, I have sent the enclosed notice, stating that the emergency posed by
    the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems
    declared by Executive Order 12938 on November 14, 1994, as amended, is to
    continue in effect beyond November 14, 2002, to the Federal Register for
    publication.  The most recent notice continuing this emergency was published in
    the Federal Register on November 13, 2001 (66 FR 56965).
          The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the means of
    delivering them continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the
    national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United 
    States.  Therefore,
    I have determined the national emergency previously declared must continue in
    effect beyond November 14, 2002.
                                   GEORGE W. BUSH
         November 6, 2002.
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