United States v. Seeger

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep380/usrep380163/usrep380163.pdf

Holding

Section 6(j) of Selective Service Act should be construed broadly, such that claimants may qualify for conscientious objector status if their belief is “sincere and meaningful” and occupies in their life “a place parallel to that filled by the God of those admittedly qualifying for the exemption.”

Citation

380 U.S. 163

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

U.S. v. Seeger, 326 F.2d 846 (2d Cir. 1964), aff'd, 380 U.S. 163 (1965)