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Fred Korematsu at Supreme Court
 
DESCRIPTION
Fred Korematsu at Supreme Court

L/R: Fred Korematsu, Ellen Godbey Carson

Appearing before the Supreme Court in support of the class action lawsuit, United States v. Horhi et al.
 
CONTEXT
In October of 1983, Fred Korematsu's coram nobis case was the first to be heard. The presiding judge [Patel] remarked that she could not reverse opinions of the Supreme Court, nor could she correct any errors of law made by them; she granted the writ of error coram nobis, vacating Korematsu's 1944 conviction.

"In 1998, Fred Korematsu was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom award, the nation's highest civilian honor. Former President Clinton praised Korematsu at the ceremony, stating that 'In the long history of our country's constant search for justice, some names of ordinary citizens stands for millions of souls Plessy, Brown, Parks. To that distinguished list today we add the name of Fred Korematsu.'"
Of Civil Rights and Wrongs
 
CREDIT
Courtesy of Doris Sato
 
DATE
April 1987