The children of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II have joined in opposition of a law which permits indefinite detention of terror suspects without trial, reports the Huffington Post.
Among those filing an amicus brief Monday opposing the National Defense Authorization Act were the children of Fred Korematsu, the Japanese American whose conviction for refusing to comply with the incarceration orders was overturned in 1983.
“During WWII, President Roosevelt essentially issued the military a ‘blank check,'” they wrote in the brief. “It is precisely during times of national stress that the government has too often targeted vulnerable individuals and groups, denying their fundamental rights and liberties. … Undue judicial deference enables such injustice.”
They say the injustice of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II must not be repeated against any group.
You can watch an interview with those involved with the brief in the clip below from Huff Post Live.