Scalia: Internment Could Return

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Justice Antonin Scalia dropped some unnerving knowledge on a group of University of Hawaii law students. When asked about the Supreme Court’s 1944 decision in Kore­ma­tsu v. United States, which essentially upheld the Japanese internment camps, he said "Well, of course, Kore­ma­tsu was wrong. And I think we have repudiated in a later case. But you are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again.” In fact, he seemed to suggest it would be likely to occur in the future. “It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war,” he said. “It's no justification but it is the reality."