Judging an Injustice: During Asian Heritage Month, Japanese Internments Are Recalled | United States Courts

Just months after Japanese bombs fell on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Atsushi Wallace Tashima was pulled from his home and sent away to an internment camp. Like 120,000 Japanese Americans, he and his family were branded as potential spies and saboteurs.

Decades later, he viewed those events from a very different perspective. Once the victim of an admitted national injustice, he made a career of delivering justice as a federal judge.

Learn more about Judge Tashima’s life, and others who recall the internment of Japanese Americans.

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