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COMITATUS. A county. Most of the states are divided into counties; some, as Louisiana, are divided into parishes.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Code, Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, Section 1385, "Posse Comitatus Act."
Higgens also elucidates the relationships between the king and his retainers that result from the comitatus oath and the protocols of feasting, sharing of the mead cup, and gift-giving that appear in OE texts and LOTR.
A comitatus law would say any school district not teaching marksmanship loses its funding.
She focuses on the Rohirrim as Tolkien's approximation of Anglo-Saxon culture, an idea she expands on in Chapter Four: "The Role of the Lord, Comitatus, and Gift-Giving within the Mead Hall." Some of this is a bit repetitive, and much of her initial discussion in this chapter is hardly new territory, but her detailed analysis of the feast motif (drawing heavily on Magennis's Image of Community in Old English Poetry) is helpful once applied to The Lord of the Rings, and especially as she moves away from Rohan to look at how Tolkien adjusted the feast motif to the elven and hobbit cultures.
The last topic is Posse Comitatus, the ban on the use of the military in law enforcement.
Areas of discussion include a brief history of domestic operations--including the authorizations and limitations of the Stafford Act--the Posse Comitatus Act, the Insurrection Act, and the commander's use of intelligence collection assets in DSCA operations, along with some examples.
The endowment of such a power to the president by the Congress is nothing less than a de facto legislative repeal of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, the law forbidding the use of the military in domestic law enforcement.
Chronological chapters move from ShayAEs Rebellion through the Civil War era, Roosevelt and the New Deal, the Cold War period, the political and social changes of the 1960s-70s, the Common Law Court movement, the Posse Comitatus, the 1980s farm crisis, and Christian identity movements.
Posse comitatus is the legal power of sheriffs and other officials to summon armed citizens to aid in keeping the peace.
law enforcement apart, codifying that separation in the Posse Comitatus
constitution allows for the deployment of National Guard units by governors, who are answerable to the people; but this system is intended, as is Posse Comitatus, to prevent the military from taking action aimed at U.S.
Just as the posse comitatus law prevents the military from enforcing domestic criminal law, this same law "should be clearly extended and strictly applied to the NSA, the CIA and similar organizations, including some aspects of the work done by the FBI.

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