"The Korematsu case shows the limits of what courts can do by themselves," Mr. Roosevelt explained. "Justice Black's opinion in Korematsu stated that racial classifications that curtailed the civil rights of a single racial group should be strictly scrutinized. But the court then failed to perform that scrutiny, accepting very implausible justifications for driving Americans from their homes. What this shows is that the Court by itself is probably incapable of standing up against claims of military necessity."
In a speech titled, "Citizenship in a Republic," Roosevelt said, "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.