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Part Two The Maine Constitution and Commentary, Art.VII Military

From: The Maine State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Marshall J. Tinkle

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 September 2021

This article governs the state militia. At the time the Maine Constitution was adopted, the preponderance of the nation’s peacetime military forces was entirely state controlled, and so the militia was a more significant arm of state government than it is today. The entire article was overhauled by Amendment XL in 1919, three years after the National Defense Act made the state militia (or National Guard, as it came to be called) subject to federal control. All commissioned officers of the militia shall be appointed and commissioned by the Governor, from such...
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