[On-Demand] When Soldiers Become Cops
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1.5 hr. CLE

 Export to Your Calendar 9/18/2021
When: Accessible online until Sept. 18, 2021
Where: Accessible online until Sept. 20, 2021
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When Soldiers Become Cops: 
The US Constitution and the Use of Military in Civilian Law Enforcement 

Presented by the ISBA Veteran Affairs Committee


1.5 HR CLE


About the event

Recent protests, the Black Lives Matter movements and the response of law enforcement has rekindled the debate about legality and advisability of deploying the United States Military for internal, civilian law enforcement. The first part of this presentation will review the constitutional and legislative history of how the US military has been deployed for internal law enforcement, including the Whiskey Rebellion, labor disputes, and civil rights and urban riots. The emphasis will be on how the law has changed and adapted from rural, pre-industrial society with little to no civilian law enforcement to an urbanized, industrialize society with a bewildering array of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. 

The second part of the presentation will discuss The Posse Comitatus Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1385, in the Post-9/11 era comparing it to its historical roots. Additionally, this presentation will examine practice legal considerations when the Department of Defense provides military support to civilian law enforcement.

Speakers: Zach A. Szilagyi, Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M 
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Hal Johnston, Court Coordinator, Indianapolis Veterans Court


Who might enjoy this

This program is geared toward legal professionals in all practice areas.



ISBA Members: Free
Non-Members: $75