Selective Draft Law Cases (Arver v. United States)

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep245/usrep245366/usrep245366.pdf

Holding

Upheld as constitutional Congress’s power to define conscientious objector status and Congress’s restriction of the status to ordained ministers, theology students, and members of well-recognized pacifist sects.

Citation

245 U.S. 366

Year

Ratio

Author

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 opinion citation

N/A