Federalist 82: “Liquidate the Meaning of All the Parts” | Hamilton on the Federal Courts and the State Courts

July 2, 2024   Joseph Kochanek

  • Rights and Liberties
  • Podcast


We begin these podcasts with three big ideas – here are three big ideas from Federalist 82.

Big idea one: Hamilton in Federalist 82 described the creation of the USA in terms of a process that would take many discrete governments, and fuse them into a whole. 

Big idea two: Hamilton in Federalist 82 invoked the concept of concurrent jurisdiction to describe the relationship between the state courts and the federal courts. 

Big idea three: Hamilton in Federalist 82 asserted that judicial appeals should proceed from state courts to federal courts.