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Looking at the big picture

Students weigh national security, freedom in mock trial

Looking at the big picture

Animas High School junior Aura Saslow, center, makes opening arguments for the prosecution during a re-enactment of the 1944 U.S. Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States on Tuesday in a La Plata County courtroom. Two sets of Animas High students, as part of their humanities studies, re-enacted the case, which considered the constitutionality of Japanese internment during World War II.
Animas High School junior Thayer Stowers played the part of Chief Justice Harland F. Stone while junior Andie Paschal, taking notes, played Justice Hugo Black during a re-enactment of Korematsu v. United States.
The defense team was comprised of Animas High School juniors, from left, Ranier Ford, Breeze Maestas, witness Jake Pinkney, Travis Carlson and Keagan Felker during the morning re-enactment of the 1944 Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States. Another group of students re-enacted the famous case in the afternoon Tuesday in a La Plata County courtroom.
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