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Western Michigan University

1974

Honors Theses

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Hirabayashi And Korematsu: The Stone Court's Double-Edged Sword, Thomas Seilheimer Jan 1974

Hirabayashi And Korematsu: The Stone Court's Double-Edged Sword, Thomas Seilheimer

Honors Theses

Law, as a fixed or immutable device for civilized social intercourse, is a myth. All too often the law has been construed in capital letters, and little has it been realized or remembered that the law has been written by people and interpreted by people. Rather than the rigidity and permanence of steel and stone, the law expounded by the Supreme Court has been more like clay. Case upon case, decision after decision, the law of the Court has been constantly re-molded and re-defined to meet the ever-changing needs of society, and to protect the personal freedoms of American citizens.