September 4, 2018

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Eastern Time

Trump v. Hawaii & the Shadow of Korematsu

Duke Law School, Rm. 3041, Durham, North Carolina

In Trump v. Hawaii, the Supreme Court upheld the third iteration Trump Administration's "Muslim ban" while also announcing that Korematsu v. United States, the decision upholding an executive order interning Japanese-Americans during World War II, had been overruled by the court of history. Justice Sotomayor dissented, observing that the majority opinion relied on a version of the same flawed principles upon which the Court relied in Korematsu. Join Duke Law ACS for a panel discussing Trump v. Hawaii and the travel ban litigation in relation to the legacy of the Japanese-American exclusion orders and internment during WWII. The panel will feature Dean Kerry Abrams, an expert on immigration law, Professor Eric Muller from UNC Law School, an expert on the Japanese-American exclusion cases, and Pratik Shah, co-head of Akin Gump's Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Professor Matthew Adler will moderate. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and the Muslim Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Izaak Earnhardt at