CL.10 - Gillette v. United States Trying to get religious...

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Gillette v. United States Trying to get religious exemption from Vietnam War, had humanist reasons for not fighting Gillette brings it up after he’s drafted, but doesn’t show up Military Selective Service Act of 1967 “by reason of religious training and belief, is conscientiously opposed to participation in war in any form” Negar says it’s unjust after training Both Free Exercise and Establishment 1. Discrimination 2. Forced to fight violates Free Exercise Marshall Congress didn’t intend for allowing people to have conscientious objection to war Separates between all wars or a specific war Law has secular purpose of limiting how many it exempts and have an army Court decides that it can’t allow for objection to particular war because it needs the country to ensure a ready military Douglas dissent Protects exercise of religion, but not of conscience or belief, yet those are ingredients of 1 st Amendment rights Different from Seeger because Gillette is not "opposed to participation in war in any
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