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  •  Wrong again (none)
    FDR acted pursuant to Congressional act.

    The SCOTUS is extraordinary.

    by Armando on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 07:30:14 PM PST

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    •  Congress authorized internment? (none)
      I don;t recall that.  I may be wrong, and will freely admit that if you cite the Act, but I don;t recall there being congressional authorization for internment.
      •  Armando didn't say that (none)
        He said that FDR acted pursuant to Congressional Act.

        He is correct that FDR used that rationale for his act (albeit eerily reminiscent of another president's rationale for illegally spying on U.S. citizens).

        EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066

        February 19, 1942  

        Whereas, the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage to national-defense material, national-defense premises and national defense utilities as defined in Section 4, Act of April 20, 1918, 40 Stat. 533, as amended by the Act of November 30, 1940, 54 Stat. 1220. and the Act of August 21, 1941, 55 Stat. 655 (U.S.C.01 Title 50, Sec. 104):

        link

        George W. Bush, Resign NOW.

        by tlh lib on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 10:08:44 PM PST

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      •  Read Korematsu (none)
        You might learn something.

        The SCOTUS is extraordinary.

        by Armando on Thu Jan 05, 2006 at 05:28:50 PM PST

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