That was his expectation when he turned up at that meeting.
"Ross Robert Barnett" was the List of Governors of Mississippi/governor of Mississippi from 1960 to 1964. He was a prominent member of the Dixiecrats, Southern Democrats who supported Segregation in the United States/racial segregation.More Ross Barnett on Wikipedia.
Cats are one of evolution's most charismatic creatures. They can live on the highest mountains and in the hottest deserts. The problem is that if you look at the number of species they all seem to be variations on a theme.
As a result of his arrest he can expect a prison term. The head sentence for these offences is in the range of one to three years' of imprisonment.