Draft Registration and the Law A Guidebook (Draft, Registration, and the Law) by R. Charles Johnson

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[R Charles Johnson] -- A guide to how the Selective Service system works, how to deal with it, and presents alternatives in order to make an intelligent decision. The E-mail Address(es) you entered is(are) not in a valid format. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address(es).

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Get this from a library. Draft, registration, and the law: a guidebook. [R Charles Johnson]. That law has been on the books continuously since and is in effect right now.

It authorizes the Selective Service System to exist, and authorizes the President to order draft registration, when and as he pleases, of men between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six. There isn't a real deliberate education of people about the law." Like the Vietnam War draft that helped fuel the social upheaval of the s and '70s, today's draft registration requirement puts.

A draft is the mandatory enrollment of individuals into the armed forces. The United States military has been all-volunteer since But the government can still reinstate the draft in case of a national emergency. The Selective Service System is the agency that registers men and is responsible for running a draft.

The Selective Service System wants you to know that the requirement to register for the draft did not go away with the end of the Vietnam War. Under the law, virtually all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are ages 18 thro are required to register.

"Peters offers a rich and engrossing study of nine passionate activists who displayed their disgust with the war in Vietnam by destroying draft registration files in the Baltimore area. The book vividly depicts the lives of these men and women; who they were, what they did, why they did it, and the notable trial that followed their by: 6.

Selective Service would provide manpower to the military by conducting a draft using a list of young men's names gathered through the Selective Service registration process.

Virtually all men - ages 18 through 25 - must register. Only if there is high compliance with this law, will a future draft be fair and : $ The Law. Selective Service law as it’s written now refers specifically to “male persons” in stating who must register and who would be drafted.

For women to be required to register with Selective Service, Congress would have to amend the law. The Supreme Court. The constitutionality of excluding women was tested in the courts. The New York Draft Riots occurred in Julywhen the anger of working-class New Yorkers over a new federal draft law during the Civil War sparked five days of some of the bloodiest and most.

Registration with the Selective Service System for the Peacetime Draft Registration Program can be done at any US Post Office or by visiting the Selective Service website.

If you have applied for a non-immigrant visa at the US consulate or Embassy in your own country, you do not have to worry if you have completed a Form DS   Although there is no military draft, young men are required by law to register for the draft at but there has been a steady decline in compliance in recent years, the government said today.

Just 88 percent of young men have registered, with compliance ranging from 95 percent in New Hampshire to 73 percent in Hawaii. The Selective Service System (SSS) is an independent agency of the United States government that maintains information on those potentially subject to military conscription (i.e.

the draft). All male U.S. citizens and male immigrant non-citizens, who are between the ages of 18 and 25 are required by law Agency executive: Donald M. Benton, Director. Fairness and Equity — By registering all eligible men, Selective Service ensures a fair and equitable draft, if ever required.

However, there has not been a draft since Insurance for the Nation — By registering, a man’s voluntary participation helps provide a hedge against unforeseen threats. It is a relatively low-cost insurance.

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the draft registration law, reasoning as follows: The question of registering women for the draft not only received considerable national attention and was the subject of wide-ranging public debate, but also was extensively considered by Congress in hearings, floor debate, and in committee%(3).

About a year before, in OctoberPresident Roosevelt had signed into law the first peacetime selective service draft in U.S. history because of rising world conflicts. Multiple registrations held between November and October signed up more than 50 million American men aged 18–45 for the draft.

One of his responses–ordering the resumption of draft registration–has proved to be his most lasting legacy. Ironically, conservative Ronald Reagan was one of Carter’s most articulate critics. The U.S.

is having its most serious debate about draft registration in decades -- but so far, the debate has ignored the peace movement and the history of the draft, draft registration, and draft resistance.

A National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service appointed by Congress and the President recommended that draft registration be extended to women as. A interim report said the commission was weighing a number of reforms to the Selective Service registration system before recommending an outright renewal of the military draft.

Learning curve. Registration for Men Selective Service registration is required by law as the first part of a fair and equitable system that, if authorized by the President and Congress, would rapidly provide personnel to the Department of Defense while at the same time providing for an Alternative Service Program for conscientious objectors.

Conscription in the United States, commonly known as the draft, has been employed by the federal government of the United States in five conflicts: the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War (including both Korean War and Vietnam War).The fourth incarnation of the draft came into being in through the.

Common draft registration poster found in US Post Offices By the Center on Conscience & War A s many people know from the literature in their local U.S. Post Office, every male between the ages of 18 and 26 (with very few exceptions) is required to register with the Selective Service System (SSS).

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Registration was resumed in July for men born in and later, and is in effect to date, although there has not been a call-up since the Vietnam War. According to National Archives, among approximately 27 million American men eligible for military service between andthe draft raised 2, men for military service (in the.

About U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Just about a year before that, in OctoberPresident Roosevelt had signed into law the first peacetime selective service draft in U.S. history, due to rising world conflicts. A federal judge says now that women can serve in combat, they should register with the selective service as men do.

The current male-only registration, he says, is unconstitutional. Since law and policy excluded women from combat, the court deemed it reasonable to exclude women from the requirement to register for the draft—despite the history of World War II debates about drafting women for noncombat roles in order to free men to fight.

Reasons to Register. Registration is the Law — A man’s only duty right now under the Military Selective Service Act is to register at age 18 and then to let Selective Service know within 10 days of any changes in the information he provided on his registration form until he turns 26 years old.; Fairness and Equity — By registering all eligible men, Selective Service ensures a fair.

The draft-law challengers have countered that registration is not a military matter, that because it imposes a requirement on civilians it is a civilian affair, to be judged by civilian legal. Women And The Draft Now that no jobs in the military are off-limits to women, a federal judge has declared mandatory male-only draft registration to be unconstitutional.

Should women now be. Rostker v. Goldberg, U.S. 57 (), was a decision of the United States Supreme Court holding that the practice of requiring only men to register for the draft was constitutional. After extensive hearings, floor debate and committee sessions on the matter, the United States Congress enacted the law, Citations: U.S.

57 (more) S. ; 69 L. Supporters of the law, however, argue that whether someone is a conscientious objector is not relevant to registration itself. ''There is no draft, and there are no draft Author: Edward B. Fiske. Is the male-only draft still Constitutional. The litigation Nevertheless, in U.S.

District Judge Gray H. Miller held in National Coalition for Men et al v. Selective Service System et al, that the male-only draft registration process was unconstitutional. He did so even though the Supreme Court in the case of Rostker rg had upheld the constitutionality of a male-only draft.

Our Military Minutes Man Michael Strauss revisits the first subject he covered with us on the Genealogy Gems Podcast: Draft Registrations for both World War I and World War is Part 2, covering WWII.

Click here to read Part 1 for background about the numbering on the cards, draft classifications, and the Selective Service read on to learn all about WWII draft registration. The new page, entitled “Women and the Draft,” explains the current draft registration law: “Selective Service law as it’s written now refers specifically to “male persons” in stating who must register and who would be drafted.

For women to be required to register with Selective Service, Congress would have to amend the law.”. Draft registration is a relic of the Carter presidency, and an example of what his opponent inRonald Reagan, called the closest thing to eternal life on this planet: a government program.

Unlike burning draft cards prior toburning registration forms is legal, and was a common expression of protest of draft registration. At many post offices, protesters removed all the registration forms from counter display racks, often replacing them with anti-draft literature printed to resemble the official forms.Women: do not register for the draft.

No one -- man or woman -- should register, or be required to register, for the draft. The draft should be completely eliminated. The military should be dismantled. War should be abolished. The bloated war. The act called for registration of all males between the ages of 20 including aliens with the intention of becoming citizens, by April 1.

Exemptions from the draft could be bought for $

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