In what manner “prescribed by law” can a soldier be permitted to stay in a privately owned house without violating the Third Amendment?
The Third Amendment states
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
This oft-overlooked amendment states that soldiers cannot be housed in a privately-owned building without the owner's consent in peacetime. During times of war, this amendment may be overruled in a manner "prescribed by law."
What law is being referenced? During a war can American soldiers commandeer my house?