Whitewashing Precedent: From the Chinese Exclusion Case to Korematsu to the Muslim Travel Ban Cases

“Whitewashing Precedent: From the Chinese Exclusion Case to Korematsu to the Muslim Travel Ban Cases” is a new article in the Case Western Reserve Law Review, written by Prof. Robert S. Chang, Executive Director of the Korematsu Center. Abstract: The travel ban cases test the extent of the President’s authority to promulgate orders regarding the ...

Sen. Jeff Merkley: “We Must Not Allow Internment Camps”

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon delivered a floor speech on August 1, 2018: “I’ve come down here to the Senate floor to say one thing as clearly as I possibly can to every colleague. If you are part of the plan to bring an internment camp strategy to the floor of the Senate, I ...

Norman Mineta Joins Korematsu Center in Census Citizenship Case

This week, four Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II asked a New York federal district court to prevent the government from including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Former Secretary of Transportation and Commerce Norman Y. Mineta and three sisters, Sharon Sakamoto, Eileen Yoshiko Sakamoto Okada and Joy Sakamoto Barker argue that the ...

Holly Yasui: ‘Trump’s Indefinite Family Detention Is Cruel — Just Ask Japanese Americans’

Holly Yasui, the daughter of Minoru and True Yasui, and co-director of the new documentary film, “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice,” authored a guest post on Huffington Post published yesterday. In the last month, many Americans have mobilized and protested, outraged by the Trump administration’s appallingly cruel policy of separating ...

Karen Korematsu in The New York Times: ‘The court’s decision replaced one injustice with another nearly 75 years later.’

The New York Times published an op-ed by Karen Korematsu today: “My father spent his life fighting for justice and educating people about the inhumanity of the Japanese-American incarceration, so that we would learn from our mistakes. “Although he would be somewhat glad his case was finally overruled, he would be upset that it was ...

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