The Resource The use of federal troops for disaster assistance : legal issues, Jennifer K. Elsea

The use of federal troops for disaster assistance : legal issues, Jennifer K. Elsea

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The use of federal troops for disaster assistance : legal issues
Title
The use of federal troops for disaster assistance
Title remainder
legal issues
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer K. Elsea
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Language
eng
Summary
Hurricane Katrina raised questions concerning the President's legal authority to send active duty military forces into a disaster area and the permissible functions the military can perform to protect life and property and maintain order. The Stafford Act authorizes the use of the military for disaster relief operations at the request of the state governor, but does not authorize the use of the military to perform law enforcement functions, which is ordinarily prohibited by the Posse Comitatus Act. However, the President may invoke other authorities, such as the Insurrection Act, to use federal troops to aid in the execution of the law. this report summarizes the possible constitutional and statutory authorities and constraints relevant to the use of armed forces, including National Guard units in federal service, to provide assistance to states when a natural disaster impedes the operation of state and local police. The report also addresses proposed legislation, including H.R. 5122 (S. 2766)
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SNM
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Elsea, Jennifer
Government publication
federal national government publication
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Library of Congress
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CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RS22266
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  • Emergency management
  • Disaster relief
  • Civil defense
  • Civil defense
  • Disaster relief
  • Emergency management
  • United States
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The use of federal troops for disaster assistance : legal issues, Jennifer K. Elsea
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  • "Updated August 14, 2006."
  • Title from title screen (viewed October 10, 2006)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Extent
6 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)72473876
  • (OCoLC)ocm72473876
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The use of federal troops for disaster assistance : legal issues, Jennifer K. Elsea
Publication
Note
  • "Updated August 14, 2006."
  • Title from title screen (viewed October 10, 2006)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
6 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)72473876
  • (OCoLC)ocm72473876
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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