This is different. It would allow, according to Texas v Lee, the consent of the States for a legal secession. We just considered it not 2 years ago for a 10 acre town stranded in Canada.
But this would be different at a fundamental level. The statehood contracts would at first, simply revert Montana to a Territory, eliminating all Federal tax revenues from the state.
Quite. Different. And quite legal, just, and persuasive.
I'm moving to Montana soon. nevermind the dental floss...
As a way of making somone wake the hell up and pay serious attention, this is a masterpiece.
I think the feds would use force if necessary to stop a secession. They haven’t cared about law during my lifetime, that’s for sure.
It would be even worse. Montana as a Territory would be subject to Federal govern ship and the use of Federal troops to control the territory. It could instantly be put under martial law (not likely but not out of the legal realm)All residents of the territory could claim sovereign citizenship but the corporation of the US would âownâ the land (and BTW the water under the land). It would be a real popcorn event to see that play out. However, the Supremes will not go there since it opens to many other cans of worms. There also id the “equal footing doctrine” to deal with. Texas could have similar claims.
Depending on how the State's books look sometimes this is actually a benefit :)