Scalia: Internment Could Return

    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 02:  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) October 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The American Enterprise Institute and the Federalist Society held a book discussion with Justice Scalia, who co-authored the book "Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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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."

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