The Case Of Texas V. White Reconsidered With Special Reference To The Doctrine Of Political Questions Author(S): C. Gordon Post Source: The Southwestern Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 4 (MARCH, 1935), P. 318-319 Published By: Wiley Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42879219 While Texas v White is known for its ruling on secession, it also ruled on what a State was. In doing so it chose for the nation one of the least intrusive and beneficial ruling for the Southern States. Beneficial to the Seceding States? Well yes, worst things could have happened in the political climate of the time. IMHO Texas v White was decided on the political question, but this author has a different view. Chase used the issue of jurisdiction to settle the question of secession, but along the way the issue of what is a State is encountered. If Texas is not a State, the case cannot be heard. First we clear out the secession issue.