Ex parte Endo

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Ex parte Endo by William O. Douglas

Ex parte Endo, or Ex parte Mitsuye Endo, 323 U.S. 283 (1944), was a United States Supreme Court decision, handed down on December 18, 1944, the same day as their decision in Korematsu v. United States. In their decision, the Supreme Court ruled that, regardless of whether the United States Government had the right to exclude people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast during World War II, they could not continue to detain a citizen that the government itself conceded was loyal to the United States. This decision helped lead to the re-opening of the West Coast for resettlement by Japanese-American citizens following their internment in camps across the United States during World War II. Excerpted from Ex parte Endo on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

United States Supreme Court

323 U.S. 283

Ex parte Endo

 Argued: Oct. 12, 1944. --- Decided: Dec 18, 1944

Mr. James C. Purcell, of San Francisco, Cal., for Mitsuye endo.

Mr. Charles Fahey, Sol. Gen., of Washington, D.C., for Eisenhower, Director.

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.


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