Texas Republicans call for vote on secession in new party platform. That’s not legally possible, experts say.

A Supreme Court Case from 1868, Texas vs. White, also makes the idea of secession improbable. In that case, the justices determined that when Texas “became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation.”

The court’s decision means that no individual states are now allowed to secede.

“The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration, or revocation, except through revolution, or through consent of the States,” according to the decision handed down by the justices.

Without consent from the U.S. or by means of revolution, Texas can’t secede from the union.

 

Source: Texas Republicans call for vote on secession in new party platform. That’s not legally possible, experts say.

6 thoughts on “Texas Republicans call for vote on secession in new party platform. That’s not legally possible, experts say.”

  1. The relation does not seem to be completely indissoluble, if the other members of the Federation can agree to a secession. It is the same with the German Federation.

    1. About as close as one can get to being unable to leave the Union. More that 500,000 lives were lost to settle this argument and free slaves. U.S. Supreme Court in its 1868 ruling in Texas v. White ruling concluded that a state (or states) could secede by gaining approval of both houses of Congress and then obtaining ratification by three fourths of the nation’s legislatures.

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