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Fred Korematsu

Amicus brief filed in the Korematsu case

Amicus Curiae brief filed on behalf of the states of California, Oregon and Washington in the Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States of America.
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Evacuation of Japs Upheld by Court (December 3, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 3, 1943, p. 5
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Rights of Jap Citizen to Be Tested in Court (June 5, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, June 5, 1942, p. 16
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Memo to Herbert Wechsler from J.L. Burling

Memo to Herbert Wechsler from J.L. Burling protesting the way the War Department portrayed DeWitt's Final Report in the Korematsu brief. The Justice Department thinks a clear stance on the falsity of the report should be made. Burling suggests that the War Department purposely went against the Justice ...
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Memo from John Burling to Philip Glick

Memo from John Burling to Philip Glick on a WRA memo called "validity of detention." Burling critiques the WRA memo -- written in connection to the Korematsu brief -- because of its reliance on DeWitt's Final Report. States that it is also based on heresay and rumors that were never proved ...
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Support from the non-Japanese American community

Letter from Friends of the American Way

In this letter, the Friends of the American Way, an activist group sympathetic to Japanese Americans, expressed its condolences to Matahichi and Kisa Iseri following the death of their son, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, who had served in the military.
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Quakers Paint Out Insults, Mow Grass for Japanese (May 17, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 17, 1945, p. 5
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Are Japanese Evacuees Getting a Fair Break? (November 14, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, November 14, 1943, p. 3
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Rev. U. G. Murphy Aiding in Return of Loyal Japanese (September 12, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 12, 1945, p. 5
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Petition Asks Fair Deal For Jap Evacuees (April 23, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 23, 1942, p. 15
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