Interesting: People Want Supreme Court To Look At Men Only Draft

More: I meant to kill this off earlier, as SCOTUS declined to take the case up, saying it should be taken up by the legislature, but, got busy explaining you can have the payment or the product.

3rd Wave Feminists should applaud this, as should all the Leftists who say there’s no difference between the (what they feel are 3,956) sexes

High court asked to review men-only draft registration law

The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether it’s sex discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18.

The question of whether it’s unconstitutional to require men but not women to register could be viewed as one with little practical impact. The last time there was a draft was during the Vietnam War, and the military has been all-volunteer since. But the registration requirement is one of the few remaining places where federal law treats men and women differently, and women’s groups are among those arguing that allowing it to stand is harmful.

The justices could say as soon as Monday whether they will hear a case involving the Military Selective Service Act, which requires men to register for the draft.

Ria Tabacco Mar, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project, who is urging the court to take up the issue, says requiring men to register imposes a “serious burden on men that’s not being imposed on women.”

Men who do not register can lose eligibility for student loans and civil service jobs, and failing to register is also a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and five years in prison. But Tabacco Mar says the male-only requirement does more than that.

“It’s also sending a tremendously harmful message that women are less fit than men to serve their country in this particular way and conversely that men are less fit than women to stay home as caregivers in the event of an armed conflict. We think those stereotypes demean both men and women,” she said.

Hmm, interesting that the ACLU is the one spearheading this. Why shouldn’t women be required to register for the draft (that will most likely never happen)? Of course, the Supreme Court would only be deciding the constitutionality. Congress would have to change the law.

The Biden administration is urging the justices not to take the case and to let Congress instead tackle the issue. Administration lawyers wrote in a brief that any “reconsideration of the constitutionality of the male-only registration requirement … would be premature at this time” because Congress is “actively considering” the issue.

Congress is? Since when? Congress seems to be jammed up with Democrats trying to pass their extreme Leftist agenda and Republicans looking to stop them.

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6 Responses to “Interesting: People Want Supreme Court To Look At Men Only Draft”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Interesting that the ACLU isn’t interested in the most basic of all human rights, the right to not be taken as a slave and forced to labor for others, even to the point of risk of life.

    The way to cure slavery is not to “Open it up to more slaves”.

    • Professor Hale says:

      They should just change their name to American Democratic party lawyers for advancing the Communism.

      We already knew they gave up on defending the first and second amendments. A long fall from the Jewish lawyers who defended the speech of actual Nazis in Illinois.

      • david7134 says:

        Never understood a peace time draft or the concept at all in a free society.

        • Dana says:

          Well, we don’t have a peacetime draft, and the last soldier drafted was back in 1977. We have registration for conscription.

          One of the arguments used to defeat the odious Equal Rights Amendment was that it would require the conscription of women as well as men.

          As for the ACLU’s interest, the notion that we would force women to register for the draft is a backdoor attempt to end all draft registration. The draft registration should be ended, for the reason Professor Hale states.

        • Professor Hale says:

          The Draft is an anti-American way to fill the meat grinder with fresh meat without facing accountability. It was ironically used for the first time in the USA to enslave the white population of the North in the war of 1865 to notionally free the slaves in the South, while the South was offering freedom to slaves to fight in their own army.

          Without a draft, Presidents and congresspeople need to actually convince the American people that their cause is just and worthy of support. … something that has not happened since George Bush presented evidence against Iraq in the UN. in the brief period after 9-11, military services had more volunteers than they could handle because the volunteers themselves could see with their own eyes the need.

          A nation of free people that cannot convince those same people to serve in their own defense does not deserve to survive.

        • Professor Hale says:

          I find it mind boggling that the ACLU would not be in favor of eliminating the draft entirely and say so up front instead of trying to expand it. The Draft has “disparate impact” written all over it. Minorities and the poor cannot evade it while the children of the wealthy and connected evade it easily. It is inherently unequal treatment under the law. It has never been a fair system, free of corruption.

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