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Min Yasui
Min Yasui
"Yasui ended up serving nine months in prison [for his 1942 challenge to General DeWitt's curfew order]. He became a prominent attorney and a leader of the Japanese American community in Denver, Colorado, after the war. In the 1980s, his case was reopened and his conviction was eventually vacated."
However, Yasui included in his petition a request for the judge hearing his case to "make findings of governmental misconduct that deprived him of his Fifth Amendment rights." The judge declined to do so after forty years, and Yasui passed away before a decision could be made on his appeal.
Japanese American History
Courtesy of Min Yasui