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Ex Parte Endo

Significance, Petition And Appeal Stretch Over 21 Months, Confined Under Armed Guard, Further Readings


Mitsuye Endo


United States

Appellant's Claim

That she was unlawfully held at an interment camp.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

James C. Purcell

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

Charles Fahey, U.S. Solicitor General

Justices for the Court

Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas (writing for the Court), Felix Frankfurter, Robert H. Jackson, Frank Murphy, Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts, Wiley Blount Rutledge, Harlan Fiske Stone

Justices Dissenting



Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

18 December 1944


Reversed the judgment and remanded the cause district court.

Related Cases

  • Ex parte Quirin, 317 U.S. 1 (1942).
  • Hirabayashi v. United States, 320 U.S. 81 (1943).
  • Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1944).

Additional topics

Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1941 to 1953