Category Archives: Article IV

Essays on Article IV of the Constitution

Broadcast Episode: West “By-Gawd” Virginia

West “By-Gawd” Virgnia

Original Air Date : August 15, 2013

During the Civil War, Lincoln’s machinations and Wheeling (get it?) and dealing end up with the establishment of a new State – West Virginia – which seems odd given the requirements of Article IV.


Broadcast Episodes: Irene Morgan’s Ride

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott and forever etching her name in the history of the Civil Rights movement.

But did you know that eleven years earlier, Irene Morgan refused to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Supreme Court case that ruled that segregated buses – at least those that crossed State lines – were unconstitutional in the first place?

Our Great Friends at the California Franchise Tax Board

Our Great Friends at the Franchise Tax Board

Original Air Date: August 01, 2013

Article IV opens with the guarantee of “full faith and credit” for each State’s public records. So what happens when people start moving from State to State and even splitting time between States and then claiming that they shouldn’t owe taxes to one State or the other?

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