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Old 06-03-2019, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by JRDelirious View Post
Add Kentucky, split also directly from being part of Virginia, and Maine, spun off directly from being part of Massachusetts, each with the respective assent of the parent commonwealth's legislature . So it is established that creating a state from whithin other can happen if you can get it to pass both in Congress, and in what Congress recognizes as that state's legislature.
Forgot about those! Given that it would be a challenge for even the present Court to fail to acknowledge those precedents as controlling, I yield the point and stand corrected.