Korematsu V. United States: Japanese Internment Cases from Incarceration to the Travel Ban

In 1943 and 1944 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the military orders that forced over 120,000 Japanese Americans into American incarceration camps. It took almost 40 years to overturn the convictions of Fred Korematsu and others who violated the orders with the “smoking gun” evidence of governmental misconduct. In 2018 the Supreme Court repudiated its decision in Korematsu while approving President Trump’s controversial travel ban.

A panel discussion with:
• Karen Tani, Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor Law, Columbia Law School
• Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu and Founder & Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute
• Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent, New York Times
Moderated by Michael Hindus
Lecturer in History and American Studies

Presented by:
The Center for American Studies, the Center for the Study
of Ethnicity and Race, Department of History, and the American Constitution Society, with support from the Jack Miller Center