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"No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
Article I, Section 10, Clause 3
The Framers of the Constitution had little difficulty seeing that combinations among the states, or any foreign-affairs activities undertaken by the states, were so fraught with danger to the union, that none should be allowed unless Congress consented. Comparable prohibitions had already been contained in the Articles of Confederation, but the Framers chose somewhat stronger language in the Constitution to assure national supremacy in foreign affairs and in relations among the states.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Stevemagegod
If I was in a manufacturing business I would move from California immediately. Actually, I would NEVER do business in California. It is a hostile environment to all business.
However, if this could lead to California leaving the U.S. it might not be that bad of an idea. That state is full of libtards.
While the foreign Compact Clause applies (as a constitutional matter, if not always in practice) to a broad range of formal and informal agreements between a state and foreign countries, the Supreme Court has determined that the domestic Compact Clause applies only to a narrow class of state agreements (those that establish binding obligations and, typically, multistate administrative agencies). Moreover, in United States Steel Corp. v. Multistate Tax Commission (1978), the Supreme Court declared that state compacts require congressional approval only if they "encroach upon the supremacy of the United States."
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
You can lump this non-binding agreement in with the 340 other Foreign State Agreements made by 41 other states since 1955.