Legal cases/coram nobis cases

Coram nobis cases refer to the 1980s attempt to reverse the World War II-era convictions of Gordon Hirabayashi, Fred Korematsu and Minoru Yasui, who challenged the constitutionality of the curfew and exclusion orders. The Supreme Court had upheld their convictions on the basis of military necessity. In the early 1980s, researcher Aiko Yoshinaga Herzig and legal historian Peter Irons discovered declassified documents verifying that the government had withheld information showing that there was no military necessity in the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans. Soon after, legal teams were assembled and identical coram nobis petitions were filed in three separate federal district courts on behalf of Hirabayashi, Korematsu, and Yasui. All three wartime convictions were subsequently vacated.

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Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Frank Chuman, Coram nobis cases, Charles Fahy, Final Report, Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast, 1942 (book), Marilyn Hall Patel

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Memorandum for the Solicitor General, Re: Japanese Brief (ddr-densho-67-68)
doc Memorandum for the Solicitor General, Re: Japanese Brief (ddr-densho-67-68)
Memo to the Solicitor General from Edward J. Ennis about an article written by Lt. Com. K. D. Ringle. Pg. 1: Ennis summarizes the article, which states that the Japanese are loyal, thus internment should have been on an individual basis. Pg. 2: Ringle's views are shared by the Navy, who thinks that evacuation was handled …
Outside of the courthouse during Gordon Hirabayashi's hearing (ddr-densho-10-70)
img Outside of the courthouse during Gordon Hirabayashi's hearing (ddr-densho-10-70)
The hearing was held in Seattle, Washington in front of Judge Donald S. Voorhees.
Gordon Hirabayashi being interviewed outside the courthouse (ddr-densho-10-75)
img Gordon Hirabayashi being interviewed outside the courthouse (ddr-densho-10-75)
The hearing was held in Seattle, Washington in front of Judge Donald S. Voorhees.
Interview outside of the courthouse  during Gordon Hirabayashi's hearing (ddr-densho-10-71)
img Interview outside of the courthouse during Gordon Hirabayashi's hearing (ddr-densho-10-71)
The hearing was held in Seattle, Washington in front of Judge Donald S. Voorhees.
View of the United States Courthouse in Seattle (ddr-densho-10-73)
img View of the United States Courthouse in Seattle (ddr-densho-10-73)
The Gordon Hirabayashi hearing was held here, in Seattle, Washington in front of Judge Donald S. Voorhees.
Outside of the courthouse during Gordon Hirabayashi's hearing (ddr-densho-10-76)
img Outside of the courthouse during Gordon Hirabayashi's hearing (ddr-densho-10-76)
The hearing was held in Seattle, Washington in front of Judge Donald S. Voorhees.
Outside of the courthouse during Gordon Hirabayashi's hearing (ddr-densho-10-72)
img Outside of the courthouse during Gordon Hirabayashi's hearing (ddr-densho-10-72)
The hearing was held in Seattle, Washington in front of Judge Donald S. Voorhees.
Gordon Hirabayashi being interviewed outside the courthouse (ddr-densho-10-74)
img Gordon Hirabayashi being interviewed outside the courthouse (ddr-densho-10-74)
The hearing was held in Seattle, Washington in front of Judge Donald S. Voorhees.
Aiko and Jack Herzig, Harry Ueno, Michi and Walter Weglyn, Yuriko and William Hohri, and George Ikeda (ddr-csujad-29-283)
img Aiko and Jack Herzig, Harry Ueno, Michi and Walter Weglyn, Yuriko and William Hohri, and George Ikeda (ddr-csujad-29-283)
Photograph titled: "The Capitol Hill hotel, front: Aiko & Jack Herzig; back: Harry Ueno, Michi & Walter Weglyn, Yuriko & William Hohri, and George Ikeda." At the Capitol Hill Hotel with the National Council for Japanese American Redress. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P226
Ed Tokeshi, Yuriko Hohri, Hannah Holmes signing with Jan Nishimura, Nelson Kitsuse, Tomiko Miyake, and a friend (ddr-csujad-29-290)
img Ed Tokeshi, Yuriko Hohri, Hannah Holmes signing with Jan Nishimura, Nelson Kitsuse, Tomiko Miyake, and a friend (ddr-csujad-29-290)
Hannah Holmes signs at event. Photograph titled: "The Capitol Hill hotel: Ed Tokeshi, Yuriko Hohri, Hannah Holmes signing with Jan Nishimura, Nelson Kitsuse, Tomiko Miyake, and a friend." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P233
William Hohri in press conference (ddr-csujad-29-285)
img William Hohri in press conference (ddr-csujad-29-285)
Photograph titled: "Plaza of the Supreme Court: William Hohri in press conference." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P228
Harry Ueno autographing Manzanar martyr (ddr-csujad-29-292)
img Harry Ueno autographing Manzanar martyr (ddr-csujad-29-292)
Photograph titled: "Harry Ueno autographing Manzanar Martyr and Mary Omori." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P235
Kaz Oshiki, Gladyce Sumida, and Kumao Toda, in foreground, Aiko Herzig (ddr-csujad-29-288)
img Kaz Oshiki, Gladyce Sumida, and Kumao Toda, in foreground, Aiko Herzig (ddr-csujad-29-288)
Washington D.C. plaintiffs meet at the Capitol Hill Hotel. Photograph titled: "Named plaintiffs from the District of Columbia: Kaz Oshiki, Gladyce Sumida, and Kumao Toda; in foreground, Aiko Herzig." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P231
Hannah Holmes (ddr-csujad-29-296)
img Hannah Holmes (ddr-csujad-29-296)
Photograph titled: "Hannah Holmes." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P239
Walter and Michi Weglyn, Harry Ueno, and Hannah Holme (ddr-csujad-29-295)
img Walter and Michi Weglyn, Harry Ueno, and Hannah Holme (ddr-csujad-29-295)
Harry Ueno presenting a card. Photograph titled: "Walter and Michi Weglyn, Harry Ueno, and Hannah Holmes." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P238
NCJAR press conference: Alice Basoms (white blouse), Chizu Omori (suit) Penny Willgerodt (green sweater), and Michi Weglyn (standing). (ddr-csujad-29-286)
img NCJAR press conference: Alice Basoms (white blouse), Chizu Omori (suit) Penny Willgerodt (green sweater), and Michi Weglyn (standing). (ddr-csujad-29-286)
National Council for Japanese American Redress press conference. Photograph titled: "Rayburn House Office Building, NCJAR press conference: Alice Basoms (white blouse), Chizu Omori (suit) Penny Willgerodt (green sweater), and Michi Weglyn (standing)." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P229
Two friends from TransAfrica, Dana Alston, TransAfrica, and Julia Scott, Children's Defense Fund (ddr-csujad-29-289)
img Two friends from TransAfrica, Dana Alston, TransAfrica, and Julia Scott, Children's Defense Fund (ddr-csujad-29-289)
Photograph titled: "The Capitol Hill hotel: Two friends from TransAfrica, Dana Alston, TransAfrica, and Julia Scott, Children's Defense Fund." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P232
Harry Ueno receiving a birthday card from Hannah Holmes (ddr-csujad-29-293)
img Harry Ueno receiving a birthday card from Hannah Holmes (ddr-csujad-29-293)
Photograph titled: "Harry Ueno receiving a birthday card with many names from Hannah Holmes." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P236
Penny Willgerodt and Mine Okubo (ddr-csujad-29-304)
img Penny Willgerodt and Mine Okubo (ddr-csujad-29-304)
Penny Willgerodt and Mine Okubo at the Supreme Court. Photograph titled: "Penny Willgerodt and Mine Okubo." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P247
Fred Korematsu and Ellen Carson (ddr-csujad-29-300)
img Fred Korematsu and Ellen Carson (ddr-csujad-29-300)
Fred Korematsu and Ellen Carson at the Supreme Court. Photograph titled: "Fred Korematsu and Ellen Carson." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P243
Marty and Carol Shulman, Maggie Rauh, and Barbara Zelenko (ddr-csujad-29-287)
img Marty and Carol Shulman, Maggie Rauh, and Barbara Zelenko (ddr-csujad-29-287)
Photograph titled: "The Capitol Hill hotel: Marty and Carol Shulman, Maggie Rauh, and Barbara Zelenko." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P230
Harry Ueno and George Ikeda (ddr-csujad-29-302)
img Harry Ueno and George Ikeda (ddr-csujad-29-302)
Harry Ueno and George Ikeda at the Supreme Court. Photograph titled: "Harry Ueno and George Ikeda." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P245
Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi, Michi Weglyn, William Hohri, Aiko Herzig, and Harry Ueno (ddr-csujad-29-297)
img Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi, Michi Weglyn, William Hohri, Aiko Herzig, and Harry Ueno (ddr-csujad-29-297)
Group photograph of National Council for Japanese American Redress members at Supreme Court. Photograph titled: "Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi, Michi Weglyn, William Hohri, Aiko Herzig, and Harry Ueno." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P240
Mine Okubo Peter Irons, Karen Kai, and Kathryn Korematsu (ddr-csujad-29-305)
img Mine Okubo Peter Irons, Karen Kai, and Kathryn Korematsu (ddr-csujad-29-305)
Mine Okubo Peter Irons, Karen Kai, and Kathryn Korematsu at the Supreme Court. Photograph titled: "Mine Okubo Peter Irons, Karen Kai, and Kathryn Korematsu." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P248
Harry Ueno, Benjamin Zelenko, and George Ikeda (ddr-csujad-29-284)
img Harry Ueno, Benjamin Zelenko, and George Ikeda (ddr-csujad-29-284)
Photograph titled: "Plaza of the Supreme Court: Harry Ueno, Benjamin Zelenko, and George Ikeda." At the Supreme Court Plaza with the National Council for Japanese American Redress. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P227
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