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April 13, 2018

The Japanese American Incarceration: Civil Liberties & Upholding the Rule of Law

8:30 a.m.  -  12:15 p.m.
Location: Pigott Auditorium, Pigott Building

During World War II, 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were removed from their West Coast homes and incarcerated in desolate camps in the interior U.S. Two-thirds were American citizens. They had committed no crimes; they were incarcerated simply because of their race. Please join us for an important discussion of the infamous Supreme Court cases that upheld that incarceration, the coram nobis cases that successfully reopened them, and their haunting present-day relevance. 

Distinguished speakers include Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu, who challenged the wartime orders in Korematsu v. United States, and Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, who vacated Mr. Korematsu's conviction. 

Program made possible through the generous support of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Seattle University School of Law, and its Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee Foundation, and the Law Offices of Rodney L. Kawakami. 

This is event is free to members of the public and students. Lawyers may also pay for CLE credit. Registration is required.