The Spectator

Law Experts Reflect on Japanese-American Incarceration

Nick Turner, Author

April 19, 2018

Gordon Hirabayashi was 24 years old the first time he challenged the United States Supreme Court. It was after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and President Roosevelt had just ordered the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-American people living on the West Coast. A curfew had been imposed on all people of Japanese descent. Hirabayashi, a stude...

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