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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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Court's Jurisdiction In Jap Exclusion Case O.K.'d (June 1, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, June 1, 1943, p. 9
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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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Loyal Nisei Can't Be Held In Camps, High Court Rules. Army Ouster of Japanse Held Valid (December 18, 1944)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 18, 1944, pp. 1, 3
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Jap Appeal Hits Army's Powers Of Internment (December 10, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 10, 1942, p. 8
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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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High Court Bars Nisei Rehearing (February 12, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 12, 1945, p. 4
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Jap Internment By Army Upheld (September 2, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 2, 1942, p. 9
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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 Department concerning ...
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Excerpt from the Korematsu brief

Excerpt from the Korematsu brief defending evacuation on the premise that racial discrimination was not used. Blames Japanese for being unassimilated and too connected to Japan. Compares Japanese with Germans and Italians and discusses why the government did not evacuate them. Justifies internment because Japanese were able to leave camps ...
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