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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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Jap Appeal Hits Army's Powers Of Internment (December 10, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 10, 1942, p. 8
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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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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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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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Jap Internment By Army Upheld (September 2, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 2, 1942, p. 9
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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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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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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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