A bit more of a practical perspective on "Blue-state" secession as a supposed cure for constitutional failure

Jeff Renz jr167163e at mail1.umt.edu
Fri Jan 27 16:42:26 PST 2006


This would solve, in any event, the question of splitting the Ninth Circuit.

Jeff
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Volokh, Eugene" <VOLOKH at law.ucla.edu>
To: <conlawprof at lists.ucla.edu>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 5:33 PM
Subject: A bit more of a practical perspective on "Blue-state" secession as
a supposed cure for constitutional failure


Sandy pointed to one hypothetical scenario, a "Pacifica" that
consists of California, Oregon, and Washington.  It may be worth noting
that California has a Republican Governor; the 2002 Oregon gubernatorial
election apparently ended up being won by a Democrat, by 49%-46%
(http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2002/pages/governor/); and the hotly
contested 2004 Washington gubernatorial election was won by the Democrat
"by 129 votes out of more than 2.8 million cast,"
http://usinfo.state.gov/dhr/Archive/2005/Jan/03-462014.html.  Quite a
recipe for Blue-state secession, it seems to me.

Eugene
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