All posts by Keith Kamisugi

NBCnews.com: ‘Ahead of Supreme Court fight, Trump travel ban opponents reflect on past anti-Asian policies’

Excerpt from “Ahead of Supreme Court fight, Trump travel ban opponents reflect on past anti-Asian policies” by Heidi Chang on nbcnews.com: Trump’s travel ban has inspired the coram nobis legal teams who represented Korematsu, Hirabayahi, and Yasui to reunite for the first time since 1983. “We were upset about the travel ban because it echoes ...

Letter: ‘Careful scrutiny by an independent judiciary is a must’

The New York Times today published the following letter to the editor by Prof. Eric Yamamoto, author of the new book “In the Shadow of Korematsu: Democratic Liberties and National Security“.

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 ...

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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: ...

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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Holly Yasui: Reflections on “No Muslim Ban Ever” Mobilization

Video of the rally linked here and below.   By Holly Yasui I was invited by Deepa Iyer of The Center for Social Inclusion to speak at the “No Muslim Ban Ever” rally in Washington DC on October 18, the date it was scheduled to go into effect. It turns out that at the 11th ...

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‘Stop Repeating History’ Article in Center for Gender & Refugee Studies Newsletter

The latest newsletter of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies will include an article by Don Tamaki connecting the dots between the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans 75 years ago and the President’s targeting today of immigrants and Muslims. This post is an expanded and updated version of the article. On January 27, 2017, ...

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Supreme Court ends travel ban challenge (for now)

Yesterday, the Supreme Court sent one of the two travel ban cases (Trump v. IRAP) back to the 4th Circuit with instructions to dismiss the case as moot because the relevant provisions of the ban in question expired on September 24. The Supreme Court’s action was not related to the merits of the case. The ...