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Old November 26, 2012, 02:13 AM   #17
MLeake
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Glenn, Federal troops can't be used in a domestic law enforcement role without a lot of hurdles being jumped. Guard units can be mobilized by the governor of the state in which they are based. There is a major difference.

Also, in the desegregation cases you are talking about, the Army had to be called in because the state's Guard units were being mobilized to thwart Federal law. That created a very different set of circumstances.
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