Cadwalader to Host Reenactment of Civil Rights Case that Brought Justice to Vietnamese Refugees

May 05, 2016

Cadwalader will host “The Vietnamese Fishermen v. The Ku Klux Klan,” a case reenactment that tells the story of an unusual legal argument from the early 1980s combining civil rights, antitrust and contract laws that persuaded a federal court in Texas to disband a private army of white supremacists and safeguard a vulnerable community of Vietnamese refugees.The reenactment will be presented at Cadwalader’s headquarters, 200 Liberty Street in New York, on Wednesday, May 11, at 6 p.m.

The reenactment will be performed by members of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, including Cadwalader attorneys, and the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Additionally, the lead trial attorney for the Fishermen, Morris Dees, Esq., of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be present. The story of the Vietnamese Fishermen and the Ku Klux Klan will be told through narration, reenactment of court proceedings and historic photographs.