United States v. Seeger

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United States v. Seeger
by the Supreme Court of the United States
United States v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965), was a case in which the United States Supreme Court ruled that the exemption from the military draft for conscientious objectors could not be reserved only for those professing conformity with the moral directives of a supreme being, but also for those whose views on war derived from a "sincere and meaningful belief which occupies in the life of its possessor a place parallel to that filled by the God of those" who had routinely gotten the exemption. — Excerpted from United States v. Seeger on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

380 U.S. 163


 Argued: Nov. 16 and 17, 1964. --- Decided: March 8, 1965

Sol. Gen. Archibald Cox, for petitioner in No. 50, respondent in No. 29 and petitioner in No. 51.

Duane B. Beeson, San Francisco, Cal., for petitioner in No. 29.

Kenneth W. Greenawalt, New York City, for respondent in No. 50.

Herman Adlerstein, New York City, for respondent in No. 51.

Mr. Justice CLARK delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).