James Madison and Alexander Hamilton recognized the need to combat “the spirit of faction” and the tendency of each State to yield to its immediate interest at the expense of national unity. They reasoned that the Constitution provided a solution to this centrifugal pressure while reserving a measure of sovereignty to each State. When differences arise between States that threaten to lead to disunion, the Republic can be held together, as Hamilton observed, either “by the agency of the Courts or by military force.” A constitutional remedy to enable the States to resolve their differences peacefully is the provision that permits any State to invoke the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to address and settle their differences.
“When four States allowed electors not appointed in the manner prescribed by the state legislature, they violated the Constitution and the United States suffered injury.”
Some one needs to STEP UP. Continue reading SCOTUS ALLERT: When differences between states, threaten to lead to disunion, the Republic can be held together by the agency of the Courts or by Military force. (Alexander Hamilton)