November 2021 Bar Bulletin
By Daniel Webster1
I understand the honorable gentlemen from Texas2 to maintain, that it is a right of the State legislatures to interfere, whenever in their judgment, the federal government transcends its constitutional limits, and to arrest the operation of its laws.
I understand them to maintain this right, as a right existing under the Constitution, not as a right to overthrow it on the ground of extreme necessity, such as would justify violent revolution. I understand [them] to maintain an authority, on the part of the States, thus to interfere, for the purpose of correcting the exercise of power by the general government, of...