Seventy-five years ago, the Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions–in Korematsu v. United States–upholding the conviction of Fred Korematsu who refused to report to an assembly center during the relocation and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. What were the events that led up to the relocation of approximately 120,000 immigrants and citizens? How and why did the Court decide the way it did? Could it happen again?
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