Supreme Court Won’t Hear Lawsuit Claiming Military Draft Discriminates Against MenEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to the requirement that only males can register for the military draft. The order (pdf) suggests that only men will still be required to register under the Selective Service System. A group called the National Coalition for Men, a men’s rights group, filed the challenge, arguing that the male-only draft amounts of unconstitutional discrimination on the basis of sex. The group highlighted the 2013 Department of Defense order that allowed women to serve in military combat roles. “It remains to be seen, of course, whether Congress will end gender-based registration under the Military Selective Service Act. But at least for now, the Court’s longstanding deference to Congress on matters of national defense and military affairs cautions against granting review while Congress actively weighs the issue,” wrote Justice Sonia Sotomayor in explaining why the challenge will not be heard. She was joined by Justices …Read More

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