Can a U.S. state secede from the Union? Is there a clause in the Constitution which allows states to secede from the Union, or can this process be done by voting?

I come across questions like this periodically. I usually give a version of the same answer, and get a lot of people telling me that I cannot predict the future, or X, Y or Z could happen to make secession a realistic possibility. So let me try to be very clear and

Can Texas secede from the United States?

Is there a possibility?  Sure.  "Possibility" covers a lot of. . . um. . . possibilities[?].  Okay, that was a tautology.  Actually, it wasn't even a tautology; I didn't even bother rephrasing it.  But needless to say, there are a lot of different

Did the Southern states have a legal right to secede from the Union? Is it stated in the 1860 US Constitution that secession was illegal?

Democracy and NobilityCuriously, where a debate over the revolutionary nature of the Civil War really came to center stage was in the justification the Southern states offered for their attempt to leave the Union-the right to secede. Lincoln never questioned the right of the Southerners to

What was the first U.S. state to secede from the union?

Some are trying.Several States Petition To Leave The UnionTexas and others...At least 17 other states have similar petitions to the Texas secession request on the We the People forum including New Jersey, New York, Montana, Colorado, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Oregon and Michigan. The

Would it damage USA financially if California seceded?

There is no mechanism or process for a state to leave the union. It would more than damage the US financially, it would likely kick off a civil war similar to the last time states tried to succeed. The difference being i doubt only a paltry 3%