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Letter from J. Charles Dennis, United States Attorney, to American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, April 22, 1943
Dennis, J. Charles: author
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and other parties, was not transferred to the California Historical Society (CHS). Permission for reproduction or publication of materials in this collection beyond that allowed by fair use must be secured from the copyright holder.
Letter from J. Charles Dennis to the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, regarding the case United States of America vs. Gordon Kiyoshi Hirabayashi, docket no. 45738. Letter states: "Gentlemen: Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of April 21st, 1943 relative to the above entitled cause with the enclosed consent for filing of brief as amicus curiae for my signature. Supreme Court cases are conducted by the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. This office has no authority to consent. The original consent is enclosed."
The ACLU-Northern California case file records contain legal documents and correspondence pertaining to the case Ex parte Mitsuye Endo (1944), in which the United States Supreme court unanimously ruled that the federal government could not indefinitely detain United States citizens who were loyal to the government. Files include documents related to the Gordon Hirabayashi Supreme Court case Hirabayashi v. United States.
1 page, 10.5 x 8 inches, typescript
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Exclusion orders
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Japanese American community responses
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Supreme Court cases--Gordon Hirabayashi
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Supreme Court cases--Mitsuye Endo
Activism and involvement--Civil rights
Activism and involvement--Civil liberties
Immigration and citizenship--Law and legislation--Legal cases
Seattle, Washington
California Historical Society

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