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In the Shadow of Korematsu: Democratic Liberties and National Security

Eric K. Yamamoto


The national security and civil liberties tensions of the World War II mass Japanese American internment (incarceration) link 9/11 and the 2015 Paris-San Bernardino attacks to the era in America darkened by accelerating discrimination against and intimidation of those asserting rights of freedom of religion, association, and speech, and one marked by increasingly volatile protests against racial and religious discrimination. This book discusses the broad civil liberties challenges posed by these past-into-the-future linkages, highlighting pressing questions about the significance of judicial i ... More

Keywords: Korematsu, Japanese American internment, incarceration, coram nobis, national security, civil liberties, judicial independence, loaded weapon warning, racial discrimination, religious discrimination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190878955
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190878955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric K. Yamamoto, author
Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i

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