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Rhode Island Rebellion Over?

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln "Stand in the Jailhouse Door" Chafee has reached the end of his legal rope.  The Supreme Court denied writs of certiorari to Chafee and the man he is trying to help, accused murderer Jason Pleau, in cases 12-223 and 12-230.  Prior post, with links to earlier posts, is here.

Will Chafee actually resist the order?  What would the President do if he did?  Looking at history, we see an exponentially descending degree of force used against recalcitrant state governments:

President Lincoln sent a large army that fought for four years.
President Eisenhower sent one division, the 101st Airborne.
President Kennedy sent his brother and a few marshals.
Maybe President Obama could send Michelle.

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