California Dreamin’? Many in Golden State Want to Secede From Trump’s U.S. – NBC News

The California secession movement has been around for a while, but it got a jolt of energy from Donald Trump’s election as president.

Source: California Dreamin’? Many in Golden State Want to Secede From Trump’s U.S. – NBC News

getting there will be extraordinarily hard. An 1869 Supreme Court ruling called Texas v. White suggests that there are only two ways for a state to leave the union: “through revolution or through consent of the States.”

YesCalifornia rejects revolution. So independence could come only after a series of increasingly unlikely events — assuming the referendum gets on the 2019 ballot at all, something California voters will first have to decide in 2018.

All peaceful avenues to independence involve amending the U.S. Constitution — meaning the legislatures of two-thirds of the states would have to consent to letting the country’s biggest state and its most powerful economic engine walk away.

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