When Our Legal System Failed: The Japanese Internment Camps of the 1940s

ABA Litigation Journal

"As lawyers, we guide ourselves by ethical principals to advance only legally cognizable arguments and reliable factual assertions. It is a system, executed correctly, that should be impervious to the vagaries of political whim, the will of the mob, or undue influence, and that should focus solely on ascertaining the facts and upholding the rule of law. There have been times in our history, however, when prejudice, fear, or expediency have corrupted this ideal. The forced relocation and incarceration of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II is one of those instances."

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