In his response to considerations of his thesis, Professor White acknowledge that he formulated the "coterminous power axiom" theory to provide a conceptual framework that would illuminate the Marshall Court national supremacy cases.
"An Assessment of G. Edward White's "Coterminous Power Theory","
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, Article 18.
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