Korematsu v. US
Believing relocation was unconstitutional, Fred Korematsu refused to report to an internment camp. His criminal case went to the Supreme Court. The Court did not agree with him. The 1944 Korematsu decision stated that the Fourteenth Amendment, though guaranteeing equality in regular instances, could be denied in a time of war. Thus, Executive Order 9066 was constitutional. The Federal Government eventually acknowledged the regret of internment, and gave all survivors $20,000 in 1988. Korematsu’s record was wiped clean.