UNITED STATES v. SEEGER | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

Case Overview

Legal Principle at Issue

Whether the section of the Universal Military Training and Service Act, which allows a conscientious objector status only for those who believe in a Supreme Being, violates the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses of the First Amendment by distinguishing between religious and nonreligious objectors and discriminating between different forms of religious expression.

Action

Affirmed (includes modified). Petitioning party did not receive a favorable disposition.

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