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How to make a state? Three ways to redraw the U.S.A.

August 21, 2012 By Holly Munson

This month, a group of residents of Pima County, Arizona, launched a campaign to break away from Arizona and become the fifty-first state. What are the odds it succeeds?

Constitution Check: Can a state close its borders entirely to undocumented immigrants?

May 1, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

It may be that, when the Supreme Court rules on state power to monitor and restrict the activities of people who have entered the U.S. illegally and remain without permission, the Justices will give states additional authority.

The Constitution This Week: Immigration, veeps, and Myanmar

April 27, 2012 By Holly Munson

Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week: Immigration, VP picks, and Myanmar.

The census results are in!

December 21, 2010 By Dr. Steve Frank

Every 10 years, Congress gets reconfigured by a Census. Did your state win or lose?

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