Local military recruitment ban was struck down by Ninth Circuit

On December 17, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two California municipal ordinances that sought to ban military recruitment of minors were unconstitutional [PDF]. The court invalidated the ban because it restricted military recruitment of minors to a greater extent than federal law restricts such recruitment. Such a practice is unconstitutional under the doctrine of intergovernmental immunity, which was first articulated in McCulloch v. Maryland.



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