CWRICCommission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians
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226) The legacy of the CWRIC, however, is that it helped remind the entire American public that "redress was about more than lofty principles, historic revision, and constitutional issues.
No single act or circumstance contributed to the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 in Congress; rather, passage was bolstered by the documentation gathered by the CWRIC, the coalition of diverse groups who came together in support of the redress movement, and the bill's portrayal as a constitutional issue.
The CWRIC and the Afar Commission certainly reflect Landel's emphasis on public inquiry.
209) See MAKI, supra note 180, at 101 (discussing the acknowledgements of key figures in the exclusion of the Japanese Americans that they had made a mistake); see also CWRIC, supra note 205, at 18 (describing the regrets of Justice Douglas, who joined the majority opinion in Korematsu upholding the constitutionality of the exclusion program).