Insurrection Act, The Military Stands With Trump
The one word you use in military flying is duty. It's your duty. You have no control over outcome, no control over pick-and-choose. It's duty. ~ Chuck YeagerDoes the military have authority over civilians?Section I1 reviews the legal limitations to military authority over civilians, including the lack of federal statutory arrest authority, and the specific limitation of the Posse Comitatus Act,9 which generally prohibits military assistance to civil authorities in enforcing civil laws.Can military act as law enforcement?1. What does the law say? The 1878 federal law known as the Posse Comitatus Act, along with amendments and supporting regulations, generally bars the use of the active-duty U.S. military -- the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines -- from carrying out domestic law enforcement.