Saturday, January 20, 2007
Lawyers and Enemy Aliens: the WWII experience
Posted by Mary L. Dudziak
In light of the controversy over Cully Stimson's criticism of lawyers who represent Guantanamo detainees, Eric Muller at Is That Legal? had a helpful post this week on the ABA's position on representation of enemy aliens during World War II. Not only did the ABA support this representation -- along with the War Relocation Authority, the ABA asked the California Bar Association to develop a referral system to ensure the orderly handling of claims related to relocation. The ABA also suggested that ensuring representation for all would aid the war effort. For the post, click here.