Victory! Glendale wins at Ninth Circuit Court

In Gingery v. Glendale, the creation of a memorial to victims of sexual slavery at the hands of the Japanese government during World War II was challenged by citizens who found the existence of the statue offensive. The Ninth Circuit found that the City of Glendale had the power to create such a memorial and was not preempted by the federal government's Foreign Affairs power from expressing sympathy for the victims. Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP filed a brief on behalf of the Korean American Forum of California explaining why the foreign affairs doctrine did not apply to the statue honoring and remembering Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Dutch victims. SSHH LLP was proud to represent the Korean American Forum of California in this matter.

Gingery Opinion
Victoy!! Glendale wins at Ninth Circuit Court
Brief of Amicus Curiae The American Fourm of California ISO Defendants-Appellees