Korematsu v. United States
Significance, Korematsu Dissenters Question Constitutionality Of Detentions, Japanese American Internment Camps, Further Readings
That the military orders which sent Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II were not justified by military necessity.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Wayne M. Collins
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Charles Fahy, U.S. Solicitor General
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, Stanley Forman Reed, Wiley Blount Rutledge, Harlan Fiske Stone
Robert H. Jackson, Frank Murphy, Owen Josephus Roberts
Date of Decision
18 December 1944
The orders were upheld as a valid exercise of the war powers the Constitution grants to Congress.
- Hirabayashi v. United States, 320 U.S. 81 (1943).
- Ex parte Mitsuye Endo, 323 U.S. 283 (1944).
Okihiro, Gary Y. Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996.
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