"Not to Be Forgotten: Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment" is the theme of the 2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest.
This video features interviews of judges of the Ninth Circuit who are particularly knowledgeable about the Japanese internment. Senior Circuit Judge Mary M. Schroeder and retired District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the Northern District of California rendered decisions in the 1980s that led to the exoneration of internment resisters Fred Korematsu and Gordon Hirabayashi. As a young boy, Senior Circuit Judge A. Wallace Tashima lived in an Arizona internment camp for more than three years. The video is hosted by District Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California.
Contest details and rules can be found by visiting:
Contest deadline: April 16th, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m.
Sponsored by the Courts and Community Committee of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council.
Produced by the Office of the Circuit Executive for the Ninth Circuit.
With Gratitude for Their Participation (In Order of Appearance):
Honorable Edward M. Chen, District Judge, Northern District of California
Honorable A. Wallace Tashima, Senior Circuit Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel, Retired District Judge, Northern District of California
Honorable Mary M. Schroeder, Senior Circuit Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Images Courtesy of:
Farallon Films, Courtesy of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute
Fred T. Korematsu Institute
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW36680
Library of Congress
National Archives and Records Administration
Ikeda Family Collection, Pacific Citizen and Yamada Family Collection via the Densho Digital Archive
Paysages Éclectiques by Mathieu Lamontagne & Emmanuel Toledo