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Is there any legal way for a state to be expelled from the US?

This is similar to my question about legal secession, but with one major difference. Is there any way a state could be expelled from the US without its consent? A Constitutional amendment could do ...
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Can the Federal Government dismiss any state Legislative Assembly in the USA?

Does the constitution of USA allow the President to dismiss Governors' of States who rebel against the Union? Does the constitution of USA allow the President to dissolve the Assemblies of States ...
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Can you get sued or charged criminally for financing a group seeking to secede from the U.S. government?

Can you get sued or charged criminally for financing a group seeking to secede from the U.S. government? Let's say there's this group in Hawaii that wants to secede from the U.S. and you decide to ...
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If a state seceded from the United States, would its residents still owe US federal income tax under US law? [closed]

Assume Texas' threat to form a union of states materializes and those states break away and begin levying their own taxes. The USA continues to claim that territory but has no de facto control. Are ...
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Is there any country which would allow one of its territories to declare sovereignty on its own?

Usually when the question is whether a part of a sovereign state could form its own sovereign state, the answer is always that there is no such mechanism but if the currently sovereign state decided ...
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Does anything in international law that limits a countries ability to recognize secession governments?

In 1903, Panama separated from Colombia. Colombia tried to forcefully retake Panama, but Panama quickly allied with the U.S. which easily prevented the reunification. Some view this as the U.S. ...
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If a U.S. jurisdiction secedes, can they still keep the old laws?

I've heard that most municipal code is actually copyrighted material, thus, for example, you can't just re-publish it without violating the copyright law. The issue becomes interesting in the case of ...
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Does Texas have a legal right to leave the Union or secede?

Many people, possibly even including recent Texas governors, think that Texas has a right to secede from the Union. Does it, or does it not?
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