Nope! Didn't miss the point. There is No If, it Is-the states are not sovereign. The judicial ruling was made by the SC long before the war. The Union Armies convinced the Confederates that they had been in error.You miss the main point. If the state is sovereign then the SC has NO authority to rule over it. The judicial ruling over state sovereignty was made by the Union Army on the field of battle, all the SC did was to squeak "me to, me to."