Texas v. White was a landmark United States Supreme Court case decided in 1869. The case dealt with the issue of whether Texas had legally seceded from the United States during the Civil War.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, the state of Texas issued bonds that were purchased by George W. White and others. The bonds were guaranteed by the state of Texas, but after the war, the state claimed that the bonds were invalid because they were issued during a period when Texas was not a part of the United States.
White and the other bondholders sued the state of Texas, arguing that the state had not legally seceded from the United States and was therefore still responsible for its debts. The case eventually made its way to the Supreme Court.
In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of White and the other bondholders, holding that Texas had never legally seceded from the United States and remained a part of the Union. The Court also held that the Constitution did not provide for the right of secession.
The decision in Texas v. White had significant implications for the post-Civil War Reconstruction period and helped to establish the supremacy of the federal government over the states. It also had important implications for the country's understanding of the relationship between states and the federal government.