GILLETTE v. UNITED STATES
Supreme Court Cases
401 U.S. 437 (1971)
Legal Principle at Issue
Whether the conscientious objector exemption for persons subject to service in the armed forces of the United States violates the Free Exercise and Establishment clauses of the First Amendment since the exemption requires the objector to oppose all wars.
Affirmed (includes modified). Petitioning party did not receive a favorable disposition.
Advocated for Respondent
- Erwin Griswold View all cases
Advocated for Petitioner
- Conrad J. Lynn View all cases