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California to Honor Fred Korematsu With His Own Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A man who challenged the World War II internment of Japanese Americans will be honored in California every year under a bill signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The governor on Sept. 23 signed Assembly Bill 1775, legislation designating Jan. 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in Calif...Read More

Asian American Students Attacked at a Philly High School

Officials say two Asian Pacific American teenagers were attacked Sept. 17 at their South Philadelphia high school. Philadelphia School District officials and police say the freshman boys were beaten by a group of students at Bok High School. The boys, who are 14 and 15, required hospital treatment. Most of the assailants fled after the attack b...Read More

President Signs Congressional Gold Medal Bill to Honor WWII Nisei Veterans

The medal is being awarded collectively to those who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. By P.C. Staff and Associated Press President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure awarding Japanese American veterans the Congressional Gold Medal, more than 65 years after the m...Read More

Asian American Groups File Amicus Brief Opposing Arizona’s SB 1070

A coalition of Asian Pacific American groups have filed a friend of the court brief urging the court to keep in place an injunction blocking the core provisions of SB 1070, Arizona's racial profiling law. The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed the amicus brief Sept. 30 in the U.S. Court of Appe...Read More

Family of Fong Lee Taking Wrongful Death Case to Supreme Court

The family of a Hmong American teen shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer in 2006 will be appealing their wrongful death suit to the Supreme Court. Fong Lee, 19, was shot eight times by Officer Jason Andersen, who claimed Lee raised his arm to shoot at him. A 2009 wrongful death trial resulted in Andersen's exoneration, but Lee's family...Read More

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