Tag: Civil Service Draft

U.S Politics

Supreme Court decides against wading into the discussion over the draft

The Supreme Court of the United States has decided against wading into a larger gender based discussion about the civil service draft. The draft alike other countries is mandatory for men but not women at the age of 18 and requires them to register. Rights groups are now arguing that such requirements may actually be discriminatory by not requiring women to do the same — something they now want to change but SCOTUS has declined to hear the case. The U.S military last had a draft in the Vietnam War, though, has been all volunteer ever since. Rights groups argue that with the rule still standing it is harmful and should be entirely abolished.
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