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  •  Doesn't the Insurrection Act cover it? (1+ / 0-)
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    It appears to bypass Posse Comitatus issues in some circumstances that would be similar to the sorts of circumstances where drone use is being hypothesized.

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    by Catte Nappe on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 02:17:43 PM PST

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    •  The Insurrection Act (1+ / 0-)
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      refers to attempts to overthrow the government.

      The Civil War is an example of what would be covered there imo.

      To me the issues discussed on the WoT and the AUMF fall squarely into Posse Comitatus.
       

      •  Still looks like ample wiggle room to me (0+ / 0-)
        Whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States, make it impracticable to enforce the laws of the United States in any State by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, he may call into Federal service such of the militia of any State, and use such of the armed forces, as he considers necessary to enforce those laws or to suppress the rebellion.
        But you are the lawyer ;)

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        by Catte Nappe on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 02:45:44 PM PST

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