Hirabayashi v. United States

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Hirabayashi v. United States
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Hirabayashi v. United States, 320 U.S. 81 (1943), was a case in which the United States Supreme Court held that the application of curfews against members of a minority group were constitutional when the nation was at war with the country from which that group originated. Yasui v. United States was a companion case decided the same day. Excerpted from Hirabayashi v. United States on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

320 U.S. 81

Hirabayashi  v.  United States

 Argued: May 10, 11, 1943. --- Decided: June 21, 1943

Messrs. Frank L. Walters, of Seattle, Wash., and Harold Evans, of Philadelphia, Pa., for Hirabayashi.

Mr. Charles Fahy, Sol. Gen., of Washington, D.C., for the United States.

[Argument of Counsel from page 82 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Chief Justice STONE delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).

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