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Support from the non-Japanese American community

Letter from Friends of the American Way

In this letter, the Friends of the American Way, an activist group sympathetic to Japanese Americans, expressed its condolences to Matahichi and Kisa Iseri following the death of their son, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, who had served in the military.
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Longshoremen Back Loyal Japanese (June 5, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, June 5, 1945, p. 10
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Times Readers Have Their Say (August 20, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, August 20, 1945, p. 6
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Aid to Japanese (May 5, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 5, 1942, p. 12
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Petition to Congress from the Presbytery of the Redwoods

This group protests the evacuation of Japanese Americans on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. They suggest holding hearings in camps and then allowing the innocent to return home. They also warn that harsh treatment of Japanese Americans will fuel Japanese propaganda and lead to punishment of American POWs.
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Fred Korematsu

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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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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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 …
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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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