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")

"Where Islanders Were Sent"


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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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Decision to incarcerate

Plans For Evacuating Aliens Told (February 23, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 23, 1942, pp. 1, 4
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Nisei Group to Fight Evacuation (February 20, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 20, 1942, p. 13
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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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