Legal cases/coram nobis cases

View of the United States Courthouse in Seattle

The Gordon Hirabayashi hearing was held here, in Seattle, Washington in front of Judge Donald S. Voorhees.
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 6 (February 8, 1957)

Selected article titles: "Nisei hopes for U.S.-Japan ties told to new envoy Masaoka confers with MacArthur II, newly U.S. ambassador to Japan" (p. 1); "See boost in Japan quota of immigrants" (p. 1); "Masaoka to speak at Philadelphia fete" (p. 1); "JACL urges early enactment of civil ...
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Dale Minami Interview II Segment 5

The coram nobis cases and the redress movement (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding ...


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Mass removal ("evacuation")

"Island Japanese Accept Army Mandate For Move To Owen Valley, California"


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Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969)

Selected article titles: "Isaac Honored" (p. 1), "Birth of Amerasia" (p. 1), "Hoover's Yellow Peril" (p. 2), "Dawn of Awakening" (p. 2), "UCLA Sells Out" (p. 5), "Potential for What" (p. 5), "The Failure of Democracy in a Time of Crisis" (p. 6-7).
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Request for Transportation of Property


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Decision to incarcerate

Army Selects Centers for Alien Evacuees (March 6, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 6, 1942, p. 18
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Intelligence memo: "Individuals Blacklisted by Nisei"

Intelligence memo on individuals in the Japanese American community reported to be "suspicious" by other Japanese Americans. Information was provided by a handful of nisei informants, whose opinions were "possibly...colored by personal feelings or desire for gain."
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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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