I've always been a bit curious about the primary relationship between the JLA and the United States Government. Are they primarily deputized to act on behalf of the Feds? Can they operate in other countries besides the US-even if both the local authorities and resident superheroes object? Does the Federal Government have jusrisdiction to demand that the JLA accept Affirmative action programmes in whom they hire( African Americans,Hispanics, Orientals, women). Can they veto any proposed member because of security considerations- it's hard to imagine the JLA offering an Iranian or North Korean hero/heroine membership). i admit these questions are frequently asked in the pages of the JLA's Marvel counterparts- the Avengers-but these seem not to asked about the JLA?