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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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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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Dale Minami Interview Segment 31

Fundraising strategies for the coram nobis effort
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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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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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