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:
* Professor Peter Irons, University of California, San Diego, author of Justice at War and a leader of the 1983 legal team representing Fred Korematsu
* 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
6:15 PM, Room 101, Jerome Greene Hall
116th Street and Amsterdam Ave.