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Muratsuchi, State Assembly Honor Fred Korematsu

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and the State Assembly marked January 30, 2017 as 7th annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. Assemblymember Muratsuchi says, as many in America are now protesting to protect the constitution from actions taken by the Trump administration, we need to celebrate Fred Korematsu. Korematsu, who was born in Oakland, Ca., was arrested for refusing to be relocated to an internment camp in 1942. He challenged the constitutionality of the Executive Order that forced the relocation of people of Japanese descent to internment camps, but lost the case. His conviction was overturned in 1983. Korematsu was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998 for his lifetime of work opposing Japanese internment. Here’s more from Assemblymember Muratsuchi in this Assembly Access video.