Magazine May 23, 2016, Issue

Robert’s Rules of Order

Special Republican Convention Edition

Welcome, delegates! We’re pleased to see you and hope you’re all settled into your hotels here in Cleveland! By now you’ve received your official delegate packet, which includes a welcome note from the mayor of Cleveland and photographs of your children and maps of their daily routines from the Trump campaign.

We’re in for an exciting week! (Or two, or three. Please see below, “Motion to Suspend Indefinitely.”)

Before we get started, however, we’d like to refresh your memory about some of the key provisions in Robert’s Rules of Order, which as you may or may not know are

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