citizen of draft age, sued the Selective Service
System (SSS), challenging the male-only registration requirement as a violation of the right to Equal Protection after the Department of Defense (DOD), in January of 2013, rescinded the ban on women in combat.
IN SEPTEMBER 1968, 14 war resisters, including live priests, broke into the downtown Milwaukee office of the Selective Service
Administration, seized about 5.
A spokesman for the Selective Service
said that the notices could be
Peter DeFazio, believe the Selective Service
System is no longer necessary and a waste of taxpayers' money.
are making an attempt to abolish the Selective Service
System, which has ever since World War II required American males to register when they turn 18 for a possible draft, even though there hasn't been one since 1973.
The president of the World Boxing Association, Bob Evans, said that Clay had defied the United States law on selective service
"and so has forfeited any protection of his recognition of his title".
Young men even have to register with Selective Service
in case there's a new draft.
Rather than make COs prisoners, Roosevelt and the Selective Service
offered them legal ways to serve their country.
Though he complied with the newly created Selective Service
Act, the young man wrote the President saying:
To welcome it into one's home is like inviting in a vampire, a selective service
agent, or a highwayman bearing an eminent domain check.
In August 1965, President Johnson issued Executive Order 11241, which formally eliminated deferments for childless men who got married after August 26, 1965, and in October 1965, the Selective Service
declared that childless married men (irrespective of the date of marriage) were to be called up.
The Military Selective Service
Act (MSSA) (3) requires male citizens and legal residents between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six to register for possible conscription in the event of a draft.