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Constitutional Law Keyed to Shanor
Korematsu v. United States
Citation:323 U.S. 214 (1944)
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An Act of Congress of 1942 provides that whoever shall enter, remain in, leave, or commit any act in any military area or military zone prescribed, under the authority of an Executive order of the President, by any military commander designated by the Secretary of War, contrary to the order of any such military commander, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be liable to a fine and imprisonment. Exclusion Order No. 24 was one of a number of military orders and proclamations, all of which were substantially based upon Executive Order No. 9066. That order declared that the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection against espionage and sabotage to national-defense material. Persons of Japanese descent, whether they were United States citizens, were forced to leave their homes and move to Relocation Centers. Petitioner knowingly and willfully violated the order.
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