California secession? How it could happen in practice

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by James R Rogers

"Rumblings of secession talk in California, as in Texas a few years back, raises the question of how, if ever, a state might secede from the Union without war. The legal issue surrounding secession in the Civil War era concerned whether states might unilaterally secede from the Union under the Constitution. The answer, underscored by force of arms and the U.S. Supreme Court, was a definitive 'no.' That states may not unilaterally secede from the Union, however, does not mean there is no route by which a state might secede peacefully, and even legally." (02/13/17)