Today in Legal History…February 19, 1942

Today in Legal History…February 19, 1942

POSTED: Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 1:46pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

Japanese Americans are moved to internment camps. After the Pearl Harbor attack, President Roosevelt signed an order authorizing the evacuation of all persons deemed a treat to national security, mainly U.S.-born Japanese persons. Within the next four years, approximately 122,000 men, women, and children were placed in internment camps.