Is that so? Does anybody have a link to that SCOTUS ruling?
Seems to me that would apply from then forth.
Also, some states entered by treaty. As a separate country when the entered, they can disavow the treaty and go IMO.
The CSA’s mistake was to just leave and fire upon the union. I think they should have taken their case to court.
The constitution first amendment has the right to asssociation granted to the. Seems to me if you don’t want to associate any longer, that is a constitutional right!
Lastly, if these don’t work, call for a constitutional convention, each state has a vote and change it. Make it a constitutional certainty that only if you own property or have lawful income can you vote. In other words, get rid of the moochers.
That is BS. The SCOTUS, if it had ruled that secession was illegal AFTER the Civil War, would have made the South totally within its Constitutional rights to secede. The US Constitution is silent on the issue of secession, and will remain so forever.
President Davis asked for a trial after the war but was denied a trial. Nobody wanted to put him, and secession, on trial. Everyone knew that would be a losing case and secession would be found Constitutional.
The decision in Texas v. White (1869) is here.
There is a ruling, but its one of those that is worthless on its face. If a state or portion of the country elects to leave the union then what a court in DC says won’t matter worth a hill of beans. The question is whether the executive elects to force the issue.