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Obama Administration Refuses Opportunity to Repudiate Japanese Internment Ruling

• Reason Magazine

Korematsu v. United States, the 1944 ruling where the Supreme Court upheld President Franklin Roosevelt’s wartime internment of Japanese-Americans, is a notorious and shameful piece of work. Yet it still remains a valid decision, having never been overruled by a later Court.

But let’s say a new case appeared on the horizon today presenting the chance to formally repudiate Korematsu. Would the Obama administration join in the effort to wipe the ugly precedent off the books? Surprisingly, the answer turns out to be "no."...


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