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Male-Only Draft Ruled Unconstitutional

On Feb. 22, 2019, a federal judge in Houston, TX ruled that requiring only men to register with Selective Service is unconstitutional, in that it violates the equal protection clause (National Coalition for Men v. Selective Service System [Civil Action H-16-3362])....

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Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is at work right now to determine the fate of Selective Service (Draft) Registration, and they need to hear from people of conscience! Congress established the National Commission on Military,...

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Selective Service Registration: Coercion of Conscience

Selective Service Registration: Coercion of Conscience?  Introduction  The draft has met with serious resistance from communities of faith and people of conscience throughout its history.  While tolerated by the population at large during times of...

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Marines Implement New Standards for Conscientious Objectors

By Bill Galvin.  First published in On Watch by the Military Law Task Force (nlgmltf.org) In a new version of Marine Corps Order (MCO) 1306.16, issued in June of this year, the Department of the Navy, Marine Corps Headquarters, heightened the evidentiary standard a...

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No Such Thing as a Fair Draft

The registration, which continues today, created a crisis of conscience for many conscientious young men who saw registering for the draft as a form of participating in war, which violated their Quaker beliefs.

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Advice to Youth Facing Selective Service Registration

Advice to Youth Facing Selective Service Registration Before you Register: ⇒ Carefully read the information below ⇒ Consider all of your options All males residing in the United States are required to register for the draft during a 60 day period that begins 30...

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