Category: Info ‘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 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 ...


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  


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 ...