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organized by the Japanese American Citizens League-Honolulu Chapter and the William S. Richardson School of Law

An Evening with Neal Katyal

“From Korematsu to the Travel Ban: Guarding Against Executive Abuse”

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WHEN : Thursday, January 18 / 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2

RSVP Required :

Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General for the United States during the Obama administration, will speak about his work representing the Plaintiffs in Hawai‘i v. Trump, the travel ban case. He has argued this case before Judge Watson in the Honolulu federal District Court and twice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

As Acting Solicitor General, Mr. Katyal also issued the first public confession by the Justice
Department regarding its biased involvement in the Hirabayashi and Korematsu cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to that, Mr. Katyal also won the landmark decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which successfully challenged the military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay.

With Introductions from:

  • Deidre Marie-Iha, Deputy Attorney General, State of Hawai‘i
  • Eric K. Yamamoto, Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice, William S. Richardson School of Law