Militia Clause.One of two clauses of the U.S. Constitution giving Congress the power to call forth, arm, and maintain a military force to enforce compliance with its laws, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions. U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cls. 15, 16. [Cases: Armed Services 1, 5; Militia 1. C.J.S. Armed Services §§ 2–4, 11–19, 288–289.]

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