The President, by using the militia or the armed forces, or both, or by any other means, shall take such measures as he considers necessary to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy, if it-
In any situation covered by clause (1), the State shall be considered to have denied the equal protection of the laws secured by the Constitution.
10 U.S.C. § 253
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DERIVATIONAct Apr. 20, 1871, ch. 22, §3, 17 Stat. 14.
CODIFICATIONAnother section 253 was renumbered section 240c of this title.
AMENDMENTS2016- Pub. L. 114-328 renumbered section armed forces during a natural disaster or terrorist attack or to suppress an insurrection in a State and requiring notice to Congress during the exercise of such authority. 2006- Pub. L. 109-364 amended section catchline and text generally, substituting provisions authorizing the President to employ the armed forces during a natural disaster or terrorist attack or to suppress an insurrection in a State and requiring notice to Congress during the exercise of such authority for provisions directing the President to suppress certain insurrections and domestic violence in a State.of this title as this section.2008- Pub. L. 110-181 amended section generally, substituting provisions directing the President to suppress certain insurrections and domestic violence in a State for provisions authorizing the President to employ the
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2008 AMENDMENT Pub. L. 110-181, div. A, title X, §1068(d), Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 326, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section and sectionsand of this title and repealing section of this title] shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 28, 2008]."
- armed forces
- The term "armed forces" means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, and Coast Guard.