Since the first days of the Federal Union the problem of defining and delimiting the sovereignty of the states has occupied our courts, our Congress, and our legislatures, and, sadly, even at times our armies. The concept of dual sovereignty is an abstract one representing a compromise between the conflicting principles of local autonomy and national authority, and, like many another constitutional principle, it has occasionally been restated and rearranged to meet the demands of new and shifting governmental philosophies.
"Interstate Extradition and State Sovereignty,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 1:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol1/iss2/2