Administrative Law: Standing in the Draft

If a young man's opposition to induction and a trip to Viet Nam is strong enough, he should have little trouble getting his day in court. He need only refuse to be drafted, like Muhammad Ali, or burn his draft card, like David O'Brien, whose conviction has just been upheld by the Supreme Court. These days, such actions are almost sure to bring prosecution and a chance to argue the case before a judge and jury. But what of the average draftee who feels he should be either reclassified or excused from service,...

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