Saturday, January 20, 2007

Lawyers and Enemy Aliens: the WWII experience

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.