The Federal Government’s Duty To Protect the States And The States’ Sovereign Power Of Self Defense When Invaded

Published by the Arizona Office of the Attorney General on February 7, 2022.

Arizona’s Republican attorney general requests a legal opinion on whether the state has been “invaded” by hostile non-state actors, which in his view would justify the state defending itself with its militia (the Arizona National Guard). (Link at

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