Interview with Burke Marshall
QUESTION 29
INTERVIEWER:

YOU'RE SAYING A MATTER ONLY, THERE ARE CHARGES THAT THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION TRIED TO DUCK THIS ONE AND YOU'RE SAYING THAT WASN'T WHAT WAS GOING ON?

Burke Marshall:

There was never one minute when the possibility of ducking out of the Meredith situation was contemplated. Not one minute. It was always clear as crystal, and I personally made a commitment knowing the President would back it up to the Fifth Circuit sitting all nine of them. That whatever force was necessary to make their order affective would be applied.** I made that commitment in open court, in New Orleans and I meant it.