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Tuesday, April 08, 2003

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.
America's military is largely prohibited from acting as a domestic police force.
So that's what they were talking about in tonight's episode of 24.

Military prepares for terrorist attacks at home.
The 1878 Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the military from conducting domestic law enforcement operations unless specifically authorized to do so by the president or Congress—something both the White House and Congress have shown an increasing willingness to do in recent years.
I guess.

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