THE SUPREME COURT: No Time for Bridge Burners

Standing before the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, Lawyer Richard C. Butler, counsel for Little Rock's board of education, tried hard to make clear the board's plea for a postponement of integration at Little Rock's Central High School. The board, Butler said, was "placed between the millstones [of] two sovereignties"—the Federal Government and Arkansas' Governor Orval Faubus. If law and order had broken down in Little Rock, Butler submitted, that was not the fault of the school board, which had labored to make integration work. The board's dilemma was similar to that of a drayman,...

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