Duncan v. Kahanamoku

Duncan v. Kahanamoku by Hugo Black

Duncan v. Kahanamoku, 327 U.S. 304 (1946), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court. It is often associated with the Japanese exclusion cases (Hirabayashi v. United States, Korematsu v. United States and Ex parte Endo) because it involved wartime curtailment of fundamental civil liberties under the aegis of military authority. Excerpted from Duncan v. Kahanamoku on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

327 U.S. 304

Duncan  v.  Kahanamoku

 Argued: Dec. 7, 1945. --- Decided: Feb 25, 1946

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Mr.Osmond K. Fraenkel, of New York City, for Petitioner white.

Mr. J. Garner Anthony, of Honolulu, Hawaii, for Petitioner Duncan.

Mr. C. Nils Tavares, of Honolulu, Hawaii, for Territory of Hawaii, as amicus curiae, by special leave of Court.

Mr. Edward J. Ennis, of Washington, D.C., for respondents.

Mr. Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.


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