10 U.S. Code § 278 - Nonpreemption of other law

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the authority of the executive branch in the use of military personnel or equipment for civilian law enforcement purposes beyond that provided by law before December 1, 1981.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 278, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 14, related to dissemination of information of interest to reserve components, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title XVI, §§ 1661(a)(2)(A), 1691, Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2979, 3026, effective Dec. 1, 1994. See section 10210 of this title.


2016—Pub. L. 114–328 renumbered section 378 of this title as this section.

1988—Pub. L. 100–456 reenacted section without change.

1984—Pub. L. 98–525 substituted “before December 1, 1981” for “prior to the enactment of this chapter”.

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