Law: Uncle Sam Convicts No. 1

Trials begin for men refusing to register for the draft

Early in the day in Roanoke, Va., 150 people sang hymns and prayed under the American flag outside the federal courthouse. Then most filed inside to support their new-found hero, Enten Eller, 20, the first man to be tried for violating the 1980 draft-registration regulations. Eller, a member of the pacifist Church of the Brethren, offered no formal defense during the 3½ hour trial last week. "God called me not to register," he explained to District Court Judge James Turk.

Eller's stand won Turk's respect...

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