NDAA: Now Dead, Possee Commitatus Act
Passed on June 18, 1878, the Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C. §1385) after the end of Reconstruction. Along with the Insurrection Act of 1807, the expressed intent was to limit the powers of local governments and law enforcement agencies from using federal military personnel to enforce the laws of the land. Contrary to popular belief, the Act does not prohibit members of the Army from exercising state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order”; it simply requires that any orders to do so must originate with the United States Constitution or Act of Congress.