Scalia: Kidding yourself if you think internment camps wont return
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Scalia: Kidding yourself if you think internment camps wont return

By anonymous following x   2014 Feb 4, 8:18pm 975 views   2 comments   watch   quote     share    


HONOLULU — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii on Monday that the nation’s highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, but he wouldn’t be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during a future conflict.

Scalia was responding to a question about the court’s 1944 decision in Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the convictions of Gordon Hirabayashi and Fred Korematsu for violating an order to report to an internment camp.

Scalia cited a Latin expression meaning, “In times of war, the laws fall silent.”

“That’s what was going on - the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot. That’s what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It’s no justification, but it is the reality,” he said.

Avi Soifer, the law school’s dean, said he believed Scalia was suggesting people always have to be vigilant and that the law alone can’t be trusted to provide protection.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/3/justice-scalia-to-lecture-at-univ-of-hawaii/


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1   BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2016 Nov 29, 11:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Seems appropriate to bump this up especially since Scalia was in favor of flag burning. While he was referring to war, how far can the definition of "war" be stretched and twisted to accommodate the future needs of the government ?

2   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2016 Nov 29, 11:54am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

BayAreaObserver says

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii on Monday

HOLY SHIT! He's back from the dead? Not even hell will accept him.


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