New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Korematsu: A heart-breaking landmark decision

 

August 1, 2022



The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Korematsu v. United States (1944), upheld a government program that required the exclusion of Japanese American citizens from areas along the West Coast on the premise, without benefit of any evidence, that they represented a threat to engage in sabotage and espionage on behalf of America’s enemy in World War II. The decision represented a swift plunge...



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