Keep in mind that when it comes to the legality of what a state can and can't do, it's not about what the law says. It's about what the state can get away with versus the Federal government's ability to force them to do otherwise. It's a classic power versus authority contest.For example, if North Carolina closes its borders and the Federal government orders them to open back up, what would keep the governor of NC from telling them to fuck off and keeping the borders closed anyway? The Federal government could force them to open back up, but with what? The Trump administration wouldn't look too good if they spent time and resources using the Army to force North Carolina to open their borders - especially if other states are doing it too. It's just the kind of thing that could break up the Union. So, chances are NC can close its borders and legal or not, it'll be fine.
Maybe Motorcyclists can jump the borders on their bikes
It'll look exactly like thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pehF-9DmZdU
It is legal for the federal government to close the state borders but illegal for the states to do so unless both states mutually agree to the closing. Interstate commerce, which includes crossings of state borders, is the power of the federal government, not the state. Considering that the federal government has given no such orders, this is actually illegal (again unless both states gave their blessing). For example, if Tennessee declares a state emergency but North Carolina does not then the border must be open. The same applies if one state wants the border open and the other wants it closed.
@jgokgotit Oh, I see. Thanks for the info!
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Agreed. Also, the state that closed the border is taking a power that belongs to the federal government and, by unilaterally closing a border, is unfairly influencing the commerce of another state. This is illegal, even if one of the states declares a state of emergency. In a state of emergency, a state's powers increase on affairs WITHIN their borders, not affairs that potentially CROSS borders.
I 40 is a major throughfare they won't close it
Looks like the NC border at the "Tail of the Dragon". Is it? I've been there.
Thats it yes
Cool, I though it looked very familiar. I've driven it. Is that US Rt 321?
Yes. I believe so.
I checked the news and you are mostly right -- they are closing the roads into the county to non-residents, including US 129 (Tail of the Dragon) and US 321. I believe the picture is on US 321.
Interstates won't be closed as well as essential roads.
oh makes more sense, I thought it was gonna be 100% sealed off
The road i shown is a mountain pass mostly for motorcyclists and joyriders
Not all roads
step over it? I dont think you'd be walking those distances lol... you can't drive over It either
@TripleAce it was joke with in a ting of truth.
Not true in the case of interstate commerce. If one state closes a border but the other wants it open then one state is given more power than another. If a state unilaterally closes a border without the blessing of the other state affected by the border or the federal government then they affect the ability of another state to move trucks. And legally federal law trumps state law when the two conflict. However, it is up to the federal government to let the state slide or enforce their laws against the states.
Blue anons love downvoting me lol