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Steven Okazaki Collection
Title: Fred Korematsu - Kathryn Korematsu Interview
Narrators: Fred Korematsu, Kathryn Korematsu
Location: San Francisco California
Date: November 15, 1983
Densho ID: denshovh-kfred_g-02-0002

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Q: Fred, how do you feel about the granting of your petition at the hearing the other day and how do you feel about the government's response or their action?

FK: Well, I think the government's trying to get out of it as easy as they can by avoiding the issue. They're not trying to admit that they did wrong and so they want to delay it more, I think, and so I'm glad that that Judge Patel won the case for us.

KK: She didn't win it. She ruled in your favor.

FK: She ruled in my favor. She ruled in my favor.


Q: Kathryn, can you comment on the victory on Thursday?

KK: Well, we were very pleased and that the judge was as courageous as she was, you know, that she not only she vacated the conviction but dismissed the indictment and...

FK: She ruled in our favor.

KK: Well, yeah, ruled in his, Fred's favor and went as far as she really could go at that particular level. Thought it was very courageous of her to do so. And as much as she was ruling against the government.

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