Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

"Like a loaded weapon": The Korematsu ruling as a threat

The Supreme Court’s decision in Korematsu v. United States (1944), upholding the forced evacuation of American citizens of Japanese descent from their homes for no reason other than their ancestry was, as scholars have characterized it, a national disaster, one that will live in infamy.

For the first time in our nation’s history the Court, in one swift blow, significantly undermined the writ of ha...

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