Girls just want to get drafted: Lawsuit challenges male-only Selective Service Published time: With current Pentagon policies allowing women in combat roles, she says, the law should follow suit. Filed by year-old E.
Despite these possible penalties, government records indicate that from through there were only twenty indictments of which nineteen were instigated in part by self-publicized and self-reported non-registration.
In the opinion of legal experts, this is almost impossible to prove unless there is evidence of a prospective defendant knowing about his obligation to register and intentionally chosing not to do so. Or, for example, when there is evidence the government at any time provided notice to the prospective defendant to register or report for induction, he was given an opportunity to comply, and the prospective defendant chose not to do so.
The last prosecution for non-registration was in January In interviews published in U. As an alternative method of encouraging or coercing registration, laws were passed requiring that in order to receive financial aid, federal grants and loans, certain government benefits, eligibility for most federal employment, and if the person is an immigrant eligibility for citizenship, a young man had to be registered or had to have been registered, if they are over 26 but were required to register between 18 and 26 with the Selective Service.
Those who were required to register, but failed to do so before they turn 26, are no longer allowed to register, and thus may be permanently barred from federal jobs and other benefits, unless they can show to the Selective Service that their failure was not knowing and willful.
Alien or Dual National: An alien is a person who is not a citizen of the United States. A dual national is a person who is a citizen of the United States and another country. They are defined in four classes. A registrant who has resided in the United States for less than one year.
When two or more periods of U. In computing the length of such periods, any portion of one day shall be counted as a day. He will be eligible for this class only until he has resided in the United States for one year.
If he has resided in the United States for two or more periods, he must furnish documentation for each period of residence. A registrant who left the United States before his Order to Report for Induction was issued and whose order has not been canceled.
He may be classified in Class 4-C only for the period he resides outside of the United States. Upon his return to the United States, he must report the date of return and his current address to the Selective Service Area Office.
A registrant who registered at a time required by Selective Service law and thereafter acquired status within one of its groups of persons exempt from registration. He will be eligible for this class only during the period of his exempt status.
To support this claim, the registrant must submit documentation from the diplomatic agency of the country of which he is a subject verifying his exempt status.
A registrant, lawfully admitted for permanent residence, as defined in Paragraph 2 of Section a of the Immigration and Nationality Act ofas amended 66 Stat. In this case, the person must also have executed a waiver of all rights, privileges, exemptions, and immunities which would otherwise accrue to him as a result of his occupational status.Aug 24, · Re: Abolish the Selective Service Originally Posted by imnohero Thinking about Sel.
Ser. from a national defense/strategic mindset, I don't think it .
The fact is the draft does exist, under the more obscure name of "Selective Service." Every male is required to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Fueled by the resentment of the draft during the Vietnam War, Selective Service registration was abolished by President Gerald Ford in , but reinstated under the Carter administration in In all cases, the requirements applied to men only.
Jul 17, · EVERYONE should be required to register, regardless of sex or "gender identity". If not, then no one should be required to register and Selective Service should be abolished. Jul 17, #4. May 18, , created the Selective Service System, which managed the induction of some million men into the armed forces over the next two years and abolished the much maligned bounty system.
Initially targeting male citizens age 21 to 30, the draft was eventually expanded to . Feb 12, · Should Selective Service registration be abolished? Despite having an all-volunter force since all men in the US (including illegal aliens) must register with the Selective Service System after they turn 18, but before they turn