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Civil Liberties Act of 1988

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Formal apology and token financial restitution for Japanese internment during World War II

Enacted: August 10, 1988
Issue(s): Race, Censorship/national security
Effect: OVERTURN Confiscate and Arrest

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Through the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, the US government formally acknowledged, apologized, and provided token financial restitution for "the fundamental injustice of the evacuation, relocation, and internment of United States citizens and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry during World War II." (See Korematsu v US)

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