Knowing what we now know, after reading the four organic laws of The United States of America, what is the "courts" meaning of the term "United States"?"The term 'United States' may be used in one of several senses. It may be merely the name of a sovereign in a family of nations. It may designate a territory over which sovereignty of the United States extends, or it may be a collective name of the States which are united by and under the Constitution."
Hooven & Allison Co. v. Evatt 324 US 652 Pg. 671 & 672.
Where, and over whom, is the United States sovereign?
Over what territory does the "sovereignty" of the United States extend?
Which States are united by and under the Constitution?
The only way to know what the "court" is talking about is to have a firm understanding of the four organic laws, and what has happened regarding The United States of America from its beginning, its creation, through to the present.