Korematsu v. United States, was a landmark 1944 SCOTUS case concerning the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066, which ordered Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II. In a 6-3 decision, the Court sided with the government, ruling that the exclusion order was constitutional. holding that the need to protect against espionage outweighed Fred Korematsu's individual rights, and the rights of Americans of Japanese descent.

Fred Korematsu Fought Against Japanese Internment in the Supreme Court… and Lost

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The Supreme Court isn't perfect. The anniversary of Korematsu v United States prompts the question of what to do when they make mistakes.

The Supreme Court isn't perfect. The anniversary of Korematsu v United States prompts the question of what to do when they make mistakes.

What Was Decided in Korematsu v. United States?

When the Supreme Court Chose National Security Over Individual Liberty

What was the complaint of the case? The constitutionality of putting Japanese Americans into internment camps during WWII was questioned.

"The mass internment of Japanese Americans was also not declared unconstitutional; it was upheld by the Supreme Court in the 1944 decision of Korematsu v. United States. Though the decision has never been overturned, it has been roundly condemned since. Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote that Korematsu “has been so thoroughly discredited that it is hard to conceive of any future court referring to it favorably or relying on it.” The late Justice Antonin Scalia deemed it as shameful as the…

A Trump surrogate cited Japanese internment camps as precedent for a Muslim registry

"The mass internment of Japanese Americans was also not declared unconstitutional; it was upheld by the Supreme Court in the 1944 decision of Korematsu v. United States. Though the decision has never been overturned, it has been roundly condemned since. Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote that Korematsu “has been so thoroughly discredited that it is hard to conceive of any future court referring to it favorably or relying on it.” The late Justice Antonin Scalia deemed it as shameful as the…

Fred Korematsu's 98th Birthday | Google Doodle 01/30/2017

Fred Korematsu's Birthday-Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu was an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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