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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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Dale Minami Interview II Segment 3

Fred Korematsu's motivations for resisting the curfew (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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Fred Korematsu Interview Segment 6

Being sent to an assembly center after hearing (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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Fred Korematsu - Kathryn Korematsu Interview Segment 1

Fred Korematsu's decision to bring the coram nobis 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 ...


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Lorraine Bannai Interview Segment 35

Supportive Japanese American community provides financial and emotional support for legal team and also appreciation for long-awaited vindication
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Dale Minami Interview Segment 40

The government's repeated attempts to delay Korematsu's coram nobis case
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