The Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program and the Chu Family Distinguished Lecture in Constitutional Rights and Remedies present:

“The Executive Branch in Times of War: The Japanese Internment Cases”

A Lecture by Professor Neal Katyal

Monday, March 4, 2013
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Room 165

Professor Katyal will survey the Executive Branch’s conduct in times of war, focusing on the U.S. Justice Department’s activity during World War II. Many have criticized the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Korematsu and Hirabayashi. What is less known is the role of the Solicitor General in leading the Court to adopt these decisions. Building on a statement Professor Katyal made about the historical record while serving as Acting Solicitor General, Professor Katyal will use the searing experiences in that litigation to reflect upon the role of government lawyers, and lawyers in general, in pursuit of the truth and justice. He will relate the role of the Justice Department in World War II to the very different role played by the Justice Department in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Neal Katyal is a law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and a partner at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.

Free and open to the community. Complimentary parking will be available in Lot L. Approved for one (1) general CLE credit.

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