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Cooper v. Aaron
Citation:358 U.S. 1 (1958)
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Government officials in Arkansas refused to desegregate schools according to the Court’s holding in Brown v. Board of Education. Members of the school board in Little Rock, Arkansas filed suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, arguing that an order to desegregate the schools would create chaos and violence.
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