Weber Reads Presents: Law and Politics of Japanese-American Internment

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Weber Reads
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Adults
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Dr. Richard S. Price, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Weber State University, will discuss the law and politics of Japanese-American internment. Lacking any meaningful political support for their civil liberties, Japanese-Americans fought internment orders in the courts, hoping the Supreme Court would offer protection against the military policy. Their hopes were dashed when the Supreme Court deferred to the military's claim that anyone of Japanese heritage was likely to be inherently disloyal. This experience had a profound impact on American law throughout the Twentieth Century.

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