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Remembering Japanese Incarceration and the Lies of Executive Order 9066

April 29 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm PDT

An encore event has been scheduled for Friday, May 6.  Information can be found HERE.

<< CLE Credit: 1.00 Ethics >>

Filmmaker Jon Osaki’s documentary “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066” takes an in-depth look at the legal rationale and evidence that undergirded the issuance of Executive Order 9066, which led to the wartime incarceration of almost 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, and Korematsu v. United States (1944), the subsequent U.S. Supreme Court Case which upheld its constitutionality. Using historical footage, documents, and interviews, Alternative Facts covers the forces and players that brought E.O. 9066 into being, the work of researchers who uncovered evidence unmasking the manipulated record submitted to the Supreme Court in Korematsu, and the work of the attorneys pursuing coram nobis cases to vacate the convictions of Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi, and Minoru Yasui.

After a screening of Alternative Facts, Serin Ngai, of Sound Family Solutions, PLLC, will lead a panel discussion with filmmaker Jon Osaki, King County Superior Court Presiding Judge Patrick Oishi, and Lori Bannai, Professor Emeritus, Seattle University School of Law, and Director Emeritus of the law school’s Korematsu Center. Professor Bannai was also an attorney on the legal team that won vacation of Mr. Korematsu’s wartime conviction. The panel will discuss the role of attorneys and the judiciary in Korematsu case, how these issues continue to impact the current legal and political climate, and how lawyers and judges can respond.

1:30 p.m.
Webinar Lobby Opens

2:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Dua Abudiab, Executive Director, King County Bar Association, Seattle, WA
60 minutes, Screening of Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066

3:00 p.m.
60 minutes, 1.0 Ethics (pending)
Panel Discussion of Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066

Session Description: The panel will discuss the film with regard to the roles of lawyers—those exhibiting the best of the profession and those that could have done more, the role that judges played, how these issues continue to impact the current legal and political climate, how lawyers and judges can respond, and the importance of civic education and engagement.

Moderator: Serin Ngai, Sound Family Solutions PLLC, Past President of the Asian Bar Association of Washington (2020)
Panelists: Jon Osaki, filmmaker, Judge Patrick Oishi, Presiding Judge King County Superior Court, and Professor Lori Bannai, Professor Emeritus, Seattle University School of Law, and Director Emeritus of the law school’s Korematsu Center

4:00 p.m.
Complete online evaluations • Adjourn

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Date:
April 29
Time:
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
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