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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks to Arizona National Guard soldiers Monday in Phoenix before their deployment to the Mexico border. (AP photo)

Law says troops can’t be cops; history disagrees

Trump’s plan for sending troops to the border raised alarm bells about possible violations of the 19th-century Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids the military from active involvement in civilian law enforcement.

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