Hirota v. MacArthur
338 U.S. 197 (1948)

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Hirota v. MacArthur, 338 U.S. 197 (1949)

Hirota v. MacArthur

Argued December 16-17, 1948

Decided December 20, 1948*

Concurring opinion announced June 27, 1949

338 U.S. 197

Syllabus

1. The military tribunal set up in Japan by General MacArthur as the agent of the Allied Powers is not a tribunal of the United States, and the courts of the United States have no power or authority to review, affirm, set aside, or annul the judgments and sentences imposed by it on these petitioners, all of whom are residents and citizens of Japan. P. 338 U. S. 198.

2. For this reason, their motions for leave to file petitions for writs of habeas corpus are denied. P. 338 U. S. 198.

Page 338 U. S. 198

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