What Supreme court case challenged the constitutionality of executive order 9066/ japanese internment?

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    Two important legal cases were brought against the United States concerning the internment. The landmark cases were Hirabayashi v. United States (1943), and Korematsu v. United States (1944). The defendants argued their fifth amendment rights were violated by the U.S. government because of their ancestry. In both cases, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the U.S. government.

    Executive Order 9066 issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942 authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland.

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