Karen Korematsu, Jay Hirabayashi, Holly Yasui, and Korematsu Center file Supreme Court amicus brief in ongoing travel ban litigation

An amicus curiae group filed a Supreme Court brief today supporting the challengers in the ongoing Muslim travel ban litigation (Trump v. Hawaii).  The amici include the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality (Korematsu Center), the children of litigants who challenged orders that led to the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World ...

And Then They Came for Us Film Selected as Finalist for ABA Silver Gavel Award

The American Bar Association recently selected And Then They Came for Us as a finalist in the Documentary category for this year’s ABA Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding work in media and the arts that fosters the public’s understanding of law and the legal system. A committee composed of ...


CAPAC Members Observe Day of Remembrance for Japanese Incarceration

February 19, 2018 marks the 76th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the incarceration of over 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements in observance of the Day of Remembrance: Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair: ...


Washington DC: Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

Film Screening And Discussion February 18 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM For more information visit this link


Event Jan 18, 2018: From Korematsu to the Travel Ban: Guarding Against Executive Abuse

Event Contact Information Name Japanese American Citizens League – Honolulu RSVP jaclhon@gmail.com  


Former US Solicitor General Neal Katyal Argues Stop Repeating History in Ninth Circuit Travel Ban Case

Former U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal argues against the Travel Ban in his closing argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on December 7, 2017. Katyal reminds the court that Gordon Hirabayashi was convicted in this courthouse and what the government did to him in the name of national security did ...


ACLU: Trump’s Ban Repeats Travesty Against Japanese-Americans in World War II

Article is linked here. Trump’s Muslim Ban Repeats the Constitutional Travesty Committed Against Japanese-Americans in World War II By Cecillia Wang, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU DECEMBER 18, 2017 | 2:30 PM On Dec. 8, 2017, a lawyer for the U.S. government stood before a federal appeals court to defend President Donald Trump’s third attempt to ...


CNN: Obama invokes Nazi Germany in warning about today’s politics

Article available here. Obama invokes Nazi Germany in warning about today’s politics By Miranda Green, CNN Updated 2:11 PM ET, Fri December 8, 2017 Washington (CNN) – Former President Barack Obama urged voters this week to stay engaged in democracy, warning that complacency was responsible for the rise of Nazi Germany. “You have to tend to ...


UPDATE (Dec. 20): NYC Council approves Jan. 30 as Korematsu Day in perpetuity

UPDATE (Dec. 20): Today, the New York City Council passed Res. 792, naming January 30 Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in perpetuity, starting January 30, 2018. See photos from today’s vote on Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution NYC’s Facebook page and below. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FKorematsuDayNYC%2Fposts%2F139414666767358&width=500

Duckworth, Hirono, Takano to Introduce Bills to Prevent Repeat of Japanese American Incarceration

On the anniversary of the widely-condemned Korematsu Supreme Court decision that led to the incarceration of tens of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) announced that they will introduce the Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2017 to prevent similar civil and human rights travesties from happening on ...

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