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Legal Fact of the Week: The Civil Liberties Act of 1988

The Civil Liberties Act of 1998 came about due to the racism. To be specific, this act came about due to racism against Japanese Americans during WWII. This act was an attempt to amend the terrible experiences of internment camps faced by Japanese Americans.

The act would allow payments on average of $20,000 for each survivor. A total of 82,219 survivors benefited from the act.

The Civil Liberties Act was official on August 10th, 1988.