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Sotomayor Invokes WWII Era Korematsu Case to Repudiate Travel Ban

In her dissent on the travel ban ruling, Justice Sotomayor invoked Korematsu v. United States, a 1944 Supreme Court decision that found it legal to hold Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II. We look back at that decision and at whether the racial motivations then are similar to those we are seeing today. We follow our look at the immigration courts with a look at criminal courts handling the fallout from zero tolerance; we watch the Nigeria and Argentina game with spectators at Buka in Brooklyn; a look at results from primaries that were held in Colorado, New York, Maryland, Utah, and Oklahoma; and we visit the history of the Zoot Suit Riots of 1942 with Margarita Engle, first Latino to receive the honor of being a Young People’s Poet Laureate.

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