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Month: October 2015

Is Secession Constitutional?

It seems to me that many of the arguments supporting the Southern states’ secession from the Union in 1861 hinge upon whether secession is constitutional. The U.S. Constitution provides no explicit mechanism for secession. However, one could argue that the Tenth Amendment reserves the power of secession to the states because the Constitution […]

Splashing Toward Gomorrah

I learned something interesting today about the power of unintended consequences:  While gay marriage proponents are obviously trumpeting the Obergefell v. Hodges decision as an unequivocal win, the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision might actually put some gay — and straight — couples in a bind when it comes to employer […]