Journals Higher Education

$39.95

Hardcover

Published: 09 April 2018

264 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190878955


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In the Shadow of Korematsu

Democratic Liberties and National Security

Eric K. Yamamoto

  • Portrays the present-day significance of the Supreme Court's never overruled 1944 decision upholding the constitutional validity of the mass Japanese American exclusion leading to indefinite incarceration
  • Implicates prospects for judicial independence in adjudging harassment, exclusion, incarceration disputes in contemporary America and beyond
  • Engages the American populace in shaping law and policy at the ground level by placing the courts' legitimacy on center stage
  • Links history to present-day controversies with an eye toward the future of United States democracy
  • Addresses multiple audiences targeting judges, lawyers and law and society scholars with careful sourcing and nuanced explanations while casting in explanatory language for non-law teachers and the concerned populace
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