Parliamentary Law

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Parliamentary Law

The general body of enacted rules and recognized usages governing the procedure of legislative assemblies and other deliberative sessions such as meetings of stockholders and directors of corporations, town meetings, and board meetings. Roberts Rules of Order are an example of such rules.

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Robert's Rules of Order is an established code used in political meetings and was adopted as a parliamentary method in the U.
Fortunately, the 10th edition of Robert's Rules of Order, published in 2000, encourages groups of about a dozen members to use less formal methods and save parliamentary procedure for larger meetings that require more structure.
Early on ACT UP adopted Robert's Rules of Order for its procedures.
African Jewels members know that "business matters come first and the book discussion comes later," says Wooley-Davis, who runs the book club meetings according to Robert's Rules of Order.
As word spread that Laine was about to overturn his decision, the proponents of the Fiscal Institutions Act turned up the heat, arguing Robert's Rules of Order, the bible of parliamentary procedure, ruled that abstentions should not be counted.
Just the words "parliamentary procedure," however, are enough to scare off a meeting novice, but a book is available that makes Robert's Rules of Order understandable even to the timid layman.
It seems to me that the same First Amendment that tolerates Robert's Rules of Order in government would tolerate at the very least a high limit on what candidates can raise and spend.
Robert's Rules of Order should be used to conduct the more formal business meetings.
Appendices offer "how-to" tips for conducting effective and democratic meetings, as well as a simplified alternative to Robert's Rules of Order.