POV - Season 14, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story


Episode Info

Chronicling the case of a Japanese-American who defied the WWII internment order and saw his conviction upheld by the Supreme Court in 1944. "Every branch of Government that is responsible for protecting the Constitution failed," says law professor Peter Irons. In 1983 Korematsu sought to reopen his case. "It represents the trial Japanese-Americans never had," says his lawyer, Donald Tamaki. This time the result was different.

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