To meet this a particular organization is provided in the division of the sovereign powers between the State and General Governments. Is there danger growing out of this division that the State Legislatures may encroach on the powers of the General Government? The authority of the Supreme Court is adequate to check such encroachments. May the General Government on the other hand encroach on the rights reserved to the States respectively? To the States respectively each in its sovereign capacity is reserved the power. by its veto or right of interposition to arrest the encroachment South Carolina Exposition and Protest .