Supreme Court Cases Revisited

Lawyers discovered that the U.S. government had suppressed evidence in cases brought during World War II, challenging the treatment of Japanese Americans.
In January 1983 lawyers petitioned to reopen cases brought by Minoru Yasui, Gordon Hirabayashi, and Fred T. Korematsu through an obscure procedure used to correct injury caused by a court mistake. As a result, lower courts set aside all three convictions.
Three plaintiffs in key Supreme Court cases, Gordon Kiyoshi Hirabayashi, Minoru Yasui, and Fred T. Korematsu, around 1984.
Farallon Films, Courtesy of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute