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Freedom of Religion - Part 2


A federal appeals court ruled that a Mennonite seminarian's constitutional right to religious freedom was not violated by a federal prosecution for his failure to register with the Selective Service System. The court observed that any burden on religious freedom was minimal since the religious objections could be raised after registration but before induction. United States v. Schmucker, 815 F.2d 413 (6th Cir. 1987).

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  • May 1, 1987