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 I Segment 2

Deciding how to proceed in the Korematsu case (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")

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 25 (December 22, 1961)

Special holiday issue organized into sections A 1-24, B 1-16, and C 1-4. Selected article titles: "'Evacuation' JACL Statement and Command Decision" (pp. A-1, A-3-A-7), "Nisei Actors Come of Age" (p. A-8), "Chronology of War Relocation Authority Activities" (pp. A-22-A-23), and "JACL vs. Lechner" (pp. B-15-B-16).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 3 (July 21, 1961)

Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: Comments on Evacuation Series" (p. 1), "Akiji Yoshimura's Job as Liaison Chairman for 'Issei Story' Described" (p. 1), "Federal Gov't. Moves to End Housing Bias in Nation's Capital" (p. 1), and "Nevada's New Commission of Equal Rights of Citizens Starts Study ...
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 9 (March 1, 1963)

Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: Senator Inouye vs. Cloture" (pp. 1-2), "Fruitful Interim Board Meeting Ends" (pp. 1, 4), "Why I Am Not a JACLer" (p. 2), and "By the Board: Sansei Embarrassed by Evacuation" (p. 4).
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Decision to incarcerate

Nisei Group to Fight Evacuation (February 20, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 20, 1942, p. 13
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Plans For Evacuating Aliens Told (February 23, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 23, 1942, pp. 1, 4
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Fred Korematsu

Memo regarding the Korematsu brief

Memo to Cooley from J.L. Burling on the Korematsu brief. Burling wants to insert a paragraph into the brief showing that Japanese internment was for the protection of Japanese people.
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 6 (February 12, 1982)

Selected article titles: "Immigration Raids Alarm Little Tokyo" (pp. 1, 12), "FDR 'Tapes' Tell More Than a Few Racial Slurs" (pp. 1, 7), "60th Anniversary Installation: Why the JACL Endures" (p. 7), and "The Major Supreme Court Error of WW2: Evacuation Cases" (p. 9).
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