Posse Comitatus

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(Lat.) The power of the county. Citizens summoned by the sheriff to assist him in the execution of process.

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(Lat.) The power of the county. Citizens summoned by the sheriff to assist him in the execution of process.

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    The Posse Comitatus Act: Liberation from the Lawyers, Parameters; September 22, 2004; Felicetti, Gary Luce, John

    Posse Comitatus, Extremist Groups: Information for Students; January 1, 2006

    Modifying Posse Comitatus Puts Americans in Danger. (Fair Comment), Insight on the News; September 2, 2002; Rossi, C. T.

    Sheriffs and the Posse Comitatus, The Washington Post; May 15, 2014; Kopel, David

    Posse Comitatus and Nuclear Terrorism, Parameters; March 22, 2002; Quillen, Chris

    POSSE COMITATUS ACT NEEDS NO REVISION, The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA); September 21, 2005

    Posse Comitatus and unity of command, National Guard; January 1, 2002; Coffman, Kathryn

    Posse Comitatus: Preparing for the Hearings, Chicago Journal of International Law; April 1, 2003; Noone, Michael

    War on Terrorism Will Compel Revisions to Posse Comitatus. (Viewpoint), National Defense; December 1, 2002; Kayyem, Juliette N. Roberts, Steven E.

    Posse Comitatus Keeps Military from Overstepping Its Bounds, Insight on the News; December 17, 2001; Andersen, Martin Edwin

    Posse Comitatus Act shouldn’t be revoked, The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL; January 7, 2002

    Posse Comitatus: Not an Impediment, Sheriff; May 1, 2011; Schneider, Charles

    KEEP MILITARY OUT OF DOMESTIC SECURITY PRESERVING THE POSSE COMITATUS ACT.(Opinion/Commentary/Editorial), Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO); July 23, 2002

    Preserve Posse Comitatus, The Progressive; November 1, 2005

    Israel needs a ‘Posse Comitatus Act’, Jerusalem Post; April 22, 2014; MICHAEL FREUND

    Army secretary: ‘Posse comitatus’ fine as is, National Guard; November 1, 2001; Anonymous

    Congress reverses Posse Comitatus act changes.(Inside Track)(Brief article), The New American; May 12, 2008

    Ridge, senators: Study expanding military powers; Homeland security:’Posse Comitatus Act’ excludes use for domestic law enforcement purposes, Telegraph – Herald (Dubuque); July 22, 2002; ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Posse Comitatus Act 20 Stat. 145 (1878), Encyclopedia of the American Constitution; January 1, 2000

    Posse comitatus, the Army of the 21st century and the law of unintended consequences, National Guard; January 1, 1999; Navas, William A Jr

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