Law: The Draft: For Men Only

Women may be excluded, the Supreme Court rules

Over the past decade, American women have taken one big military step after another. In 1972, for the first time, they were made Navy pilots. Four years later, they were allowed to enroll at the service academies. Meantime, so many volunteered that the percentage of women in the military increased sevenfold and is expected to reach 12% by 1985. But when Congress revived draft registration a year ago, it excluded women. Last week, in the most eagerly awaited decision of the term, the Supreme Court...

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