The court-ordered integration of Little Rock Central High School is one of a handful of significant cases that Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer cites in his new book Making Democracy Work – A Judge’s View.  Speaking at the Jewish Theological Seminary last week, Breyer vividly described the importance of President Eisenhower’s sending 1000 federal troops to Little Rock to establish the supremacy of federal law, to enforce desegration and protect the nine black students who would attend the high school. 

The court-ordered integration of Little Rock Central High School is one of a handful of significant cases that Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer cites in his new book Making Democracy Work – A Judge’s View.  Speaking at the Jewish Theological Seminary last week, Breyer vividly described the importance of President Eisenhower’s sending 1000 federal troops to Little Rock to establish the supremacy of federal law, to enforce desegration and protect the nine black students who would attend the high school.