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to see that the laws of the United States are faithfully ex-
ecuted. Moreover, whenever, in the judgment of the Presi-
dent, it is impracticable by reason of unlawful obstructions,
combinations, assemblages of persons, or rebellion, to en-
force the laws of the United States within any State or
territory by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, he is
authorized by the Congress to intervene with such Federal
troops as he deems necessary for such enforcement or to
suppress the rebellion. (R. S. 5298 [50o U.S.C. 202; M.L.
1939, Sec. 5031-].)
c. To protect the civil rights of citizens within the State.
The XIV Amendment to the Constitution forbids any State
to deny equal protection of the laws to any person within its
jurisdiction. In implementation of this provision, Congress
has provided that whenever insurrection, domestic violence,
unlawful combinations, or conspiracies in any State so ob-
struct or hinder the execution of the laws of that State, and
of the United States, as to deprive any of the population of
that State of rights, privileges, and immunities named in
the constitution and secured by laws, and the authorities of
that State are unable, fail, or refuse to provide such protec-
tion, it shall be deemed a denial by that State of the equal
protection of the laws. Thereupon, it becomes the duty of
the President to take such measures, by intervention with
Federal troops or by other means, as he deems necessary, to
suppress such disturbances. (R. S. 5299 [ 50 U.S.C. 203; M.L.
1939, Sec. 504].)
d. Protection of property. (I) Government property.
The right of the United States to protect its property by
intervention with Federal troops in an emergency is an
accepted principle of our Government. The exercise of this
right is an executive function and extends to all Government
property of whatever nature and wherever located, including
premises in the possession of the Federal Government. Inter-
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