Japanese American Fred Korematsu (1919–2005), a Nisei, made American legal history in 1942. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, he fought against his government-mandated internment in a camp.
Political newcomer Dan Shih’s passion for public service rooted in family and culture
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dan Shih advocates for justice; he works on such issues as patent infringement, class actions, and contract and warranty disputes. But now, the Seattle attorney is taking a leave of absence from Susman Godfrey to battle five other opponents – at this time – for a seat in the […]
No more smoking in city parks
The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners has endorsed Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal to ban smoking in city parks. The change was adopted May 21 and will simplify the no-smoking rule, which has been in place at beaches and playgrounds and within 25 feet of other people since 2010. Murray says the outright ban will be […]
US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program
By Frank Eltman Associated Press MINEOLA, New York (AP) — A Sikh university student has sued the U.S. Army, saying he cannot join the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving, and cutting his hair. The group United Sikhs and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a […]
Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
SEATTLE (AP) — The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle was identified as a
U.S. wants out of suit over Chinese detainee’s death
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The alleged neglect and death of a terminally ill Chinese immigrant detained in a Rhode Island jail two years ago triggered scathing reports and investigations. There has been a wide-ranging federal lawsuit and hand-wringing over who was responsible.