Friday, November 11, 2016

CBS13 Interview David P. Mastagni About #Calexit

On Thursday, CBS13 interviewed Mastagni Holstedt partner David P. Mastagni about growing talks about California's possible secession from the union, popularly called #Calexit.  The article noted Calexit supporters gather at the state Capital Wednesday calling for California to secede.  "There's no provision in the U.S. Constitution that allows secession, Mastagni said.  He went on to explain that secession requires a Constitutional amendment approved by two-thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives and three-quarters of the States.

“Anything a state does during a period of secession is a nullity, it means nothing unless a secession is successful,” Mastagni said.  Mastagni also says if Californians continue pushing for a secession knowing it’s unconstitutional, “the federal government would come in like they did in reconstruction era and reestablish California as a state.”  Watch the full video here.