We are having an office debate. 2 of my coworkers say that a US Citizen can be ejected from their state of residency for certain crimes. I am telling them that there is NO WAY that can be legal if you are a US Citizen? Who is right my coworkers or myself? If my coworkers are right what crazy code is that under
Constitutional Law Attorney
The concept you are touching on was once referred to as "outlawry."
I represented anti-abortion protestors in the 1980's and 1990's and often found courts were more than happy to order out of town protestors to remove themselves from a city or town, but never saw one order an individual to leave the state entirely. It did lead me to research the question and the issue of outlawry.
The short answer is "no" the courts are not at liberty simply to order one to leave a state.
That being said, it is entirely likely that judges, prosecutors and police can make a person's life sufficiently miserable that they voluntarily relocate. That's so much more civilized, don't you know.
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Workers' Compensation Lawyer
The right to Interstate Travel for US Citizens is a Fundamental Right, which is subject to strict scrutiny. That means there is already a presumption that restriction is unconstitutional, unless no lesser alternative would work. The Supreme Court of the United States is fairly strong authority on the subject.
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