Hirabayashi Vs Korematsu Case Study

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with the Japanese empire and the military fear of an invasion on the West Coast so it was believed that proper measures needed to be taken. Stone later goes on to talk about the 2 Supreme Court cases Hirabayashi and Korematsu. Just like in the Korematsu case, the Hirabayashi was also convicted. It was ruled that he was guilty of violating the curfews put up against minorities during war times. Both of the case rulings were declared constitutional by the court. The cross examination talked about fundamental errors that were found in the Hirabayashi case but Stone still stood with his initial verdict because when the errors were found, he was already dead and he believed that he can’t speak for the justice during the 1980s.
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Then goes on to list all the facts that support the internment camp decision. Fact the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor killing many innocents. Fact 35 planes were seen over San Francisco 2 days after Pearl Harbor. Fact FDR received reports that the Japanese were threats to the public and would cause harm to other Americans. Fact in Hirabayashi and Korematsu court case it was founded that the 2 federal policies that were being trailed were in fact constitutional. The defense states that Frank Murphy says that he's loyal to the United States constitution but disagrees with the decisions made by the Supreme Court. Fred Korematsu also states that he’s loyal to the government but disagrees the constitutional decision made by the supreme court. He denied going to the camps violating the law and even went as far as to change his name and outer appearance to look less Japanese. The defense ends with saying that the constitution has been in places for about almost 2 centuries now and it fairly gives the Supreme court the power to declare laws constitutional which it did with the internment