Is there any purpose for the tag, considering that US-specific questions should also be tagged with , and does not provide any information not given by the combination of and ?

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I'm not particularly advocating for it, but is there a corner case for a question which is about the applicability of the US constitution to the law of a particular state? E.g.:


The former is clear whereas the latter could be about Californian constitutional law. We could add another tag:

But is that starting to lose focus? It's a bit less clear from the tags whether the constitutional tag attaches to the calfornia tag or the US tag or both.

  • I don't think that we need a tag for applying the U.S. Constitution to the law of a particular state, because most instances of that are examples of broadly applicable U.S. Constitutional law principles. A post with U.S. Constitution and California tags is sufficient to be searched for with the intent to find those kinds of posts.
    – ohwilleke
    2 days ago

Given that only five tags are available per post, I generally will not take a us-constitution question with a united-states tag, and I usually won't tag a post tagged as us-constitution with a constitutional-law tag unless it is comparing different constitutions (e.g. the U.S. Constitution and a state constitution, or the U.S. Constitution and the French Constitution).

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