Is it sexist these days for the United States to have one more men’s draft? Many believed that this question would be answered by the United States Supreme Court in a case titled “The case is National Coalition For Men v. Selective Service System, 20-928”.
Yesterday morning, everyone thought that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) would take up this case which changed a few hours later. the AP reported that SCOTUS has decided not to take up the matter.
Three judges, Sotomayor, Breyer Kavanaugh said that since Congress is considering possibly changing the Military Selective Service Act, there is no reason for the court to take matters into its own hands at this time. In a statement, they wrote:
“It remains to be seen, of course, whether Congress will end gender-based registration under Military Selective Law. But at least for now, the court’s long-standing deference to Congress on matters of national defense and military affairs cautions against granting a review while Congress actively assesses the matter.
Seems to me they didn’t want to hit this business with a 30ft pole and sent it back to Congress which talks a lot about doing something and never does. I think they know that a men’s project is as sexist as it is today.
Even the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project urged SCOTUS to address the issue. Project director Ria Tabacco Mar said that requiring only men to register places a “serious burden on men that is not placed on women.”
Is this a current problem, no. There has been no conscription since the Vietnam War. The problem, as the AP report states, is that “men who do not register can lose their eligibility for student loans and public service jobs, and not registering is also a crime. liable to a fine of up to $ 250,000 and up to five years in prison “.
American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project The manager, Ms Mar, said:
“It also sends an extremely damaging message that women are less able than men to serve their country in this particular way and, conversely, that men are less able than women to stay at home as caregivers in the event of a crisis. armed conflict. We believe these stereotypes demean both men and women.
These days, that is certainly the case with Ms. Mar and we can’t have her, can we?
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