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Do the 3rd and 4th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution apply during martial law?

In the event of martial law being sanctioned in the United States, I am in question about the Constitution and how it would apply. If a soldier comes to my home during martial law and asks to be ...
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When may the President of the United States order military action without congressional approval?

The USA has many times in the past taken military action with only the President's order to back it up legally. It was Jefferson that set the precedent of using the military to enforce foreign policy ...
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How was Japan's involvement in the Korean war reconciled with Article 9 of the constitution?

The Historical Basis section of Wikipedia's article on the anime "From Up on Poppy Hill" indicates that the Japanese merchant marine and their crews carried forces and supplies to Korea during the ...
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Could the President of the United States refuse to wage a war Congress declared?

In the United States, the separation of powers is such that although the President is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Congress is the branch that issues declarations of war. Typically, ...
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Was the 2003 Iraq War an undeclared war to circumvent the Geneva Conventions?

The Iraq Resolution known as "AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAQ RESOLUTION OF 2002" cites national policy, a war on "terrorism", and United Nations Security Council Resolutions to ...