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A Point of Order is a matter raised during a debate concerning the rules of debating themselves. Most parliamentary and debating systems allow points of order to be raised if the rules have been broken, thus interrupting the debate itself. The point is resolved before the debate continues. Jump to: navigation, search Debate, also Debating outside the USA and Canada, is a formalized system of (usually) logical argument. ... A parliamentary procedure is the individual process used for decision making by a deliberative assembly. ...


Until recently in the British House of Commons it was required that a member raising a point of order while the House is voting be wearing a hat, and two hats were kept in the House for such occasions. This practice has now been abolished. The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and is now the dominant branch of Parliament. ...


In the United States Senate, the chair's ruling may be appealed by any Senator. The Senate votes on the appeal and the chair has been frequently overturned. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Points of order with regard to the Budget Act or annual budget resolution may be waived by 3/5 of the Senate's entire membership. Rule XVI, which prohibits normal legislation in appropriations legislation, may be waved by 2/3 of the Senate.


The card game Mao also features points of order. Mao (also sometimes called Chairman, Dictator, Maul or Maui or, in Mongolia, Mangarti) is a card game. ...


Point of Order is also the title of a 1964 documentary film. Point of Order is a 1964 documentary film which compiled television clips to show the story of the 1954 United States Army versus Senator Joseph McCarthy Hearings, in which the Army accused Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring the Army for special privileges for Private G. David Schine, formerly of McCarthy... Jump to: navigation, search 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional. ...


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Point of Order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (209 words)
A Point of Order is a matter raised during a debate concerning the rules of debating themselves.
Until recently in the British House of Commons it was required that a member raising a point of order while the House is voting be wearing a hat, and two hats were kept in the House for such occasions.
Points of order with regard to the Budget Act or annual budget resolution may be waived by 3/5 of the Senate's entire membership.
Point of Order PLU Bylaws (2108 words)
The name of this unit shall be Point Of Order Parliamentary Law Unit of Seattle, WA (referred to hereafter as Point Of Order PLU), a division of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) and affiliated with The Washington State Association of Parliamentarians (referred to hereinafter as NAP and WSAP, respectively).
The object of the Point Of Order PLU, a nonprofit organization, shall be to regularly study parliamentary procedure and to promote the educational programs of NAP and WSAP on the local level.
Regular meetings of Point Of Order PLU shall be held monthly on the fourth Saturday, unless otherwise ordered by the membership or by a 2/3rd vote of the board.
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