Too Selective

Judge challenges draft sign-up

While nearly 9 million young men have registered for the draft as required by the law that took effect on July 21, 1980, roughly 470,000 have neglected to do so. This has created a dilemma for the Justice Department. The cost of prose cuting such a multitude would prove exorbitant. But failure to take action in a systematic way leaves the Government open to the charge that it may be acting in an unconstitutional manner when selecting those it does prosecute. Last week a federal judge in California...

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