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Daily Trojan: Korematsu lawyer discusses Japanese American incarceration, Trump

(Excerpt) Famed civil rights attorney and USC alumnus Dale Minami joined nearly 100 students for a discussion about the history of Japanese American internment and civil rights Tuesday. Minami, who notably overturned the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Korematsu v. United States, which justified the internment of approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans, was invited by professor Alison ...


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  


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.


OP-ED: Karen Korematsu in The Washington Post

My father resisted Japanese internment. Trump’s travel ban is just as unfair. We must not make the same mistake now that the United States did during World War II. By Karen Korematsu, Dec. 4, 2017 Read the op-ed here. At the beginning of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, now ...