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|Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 01:57 am||
My answer to your question about the rights of states beyond the original thirteen to secede would be that when new states are admitted, they have equal rights to those of the original states.
Section 3: Admission of New States to Union; Property of United States - Const
See: "Doctrine of the Equality of States." Reading from this source:
"Since the admission of Tennessee in 1796, Congress has included in each State's act of admission a clause providing that the State enters the Union: "on an equal footing with the original States in all respects whatever."" (See Footnote 259).
With regard to Louisiana, there is this:
"With the admission of Louisiana in 1812, the principle of equality was extended to states created out of territory purchased from a foreign power." (See Footnote 260).
While the Constitutution did not originally include the principle of Equality of States, there is this:
"Again and again, however, in adjudicating the rights and duties of States admitted after 1789, the Supreme Court has referred to the condition of equality as if it were an inherent attribute of the Federal Union." (See Footnote 262).
Last edited on Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 12:48 pm by Texas Defender