Selective Service Defends Men-Only Draft In 5th Circ.

Law360 (August 15, 2019, 4:21 PM EDT) -- A Texas district court wrongly ruled that women serving in combat means that a U.S. Supreme Court decision supporting a law requiring only men to register for the military draft is no longer applicable, the Selective Service System told the Fifth Circuit Wednesday.

Only the Supreme Court itself can decide whether its 1981 Rostker v. Goldberg decision, backing the constitutionality of a men-only draft registration requirement, is no longer relevant after restrictions on women serving in combat positions were lifted, according to the Selective Service System, the agency that administers draft registrations.

The agency urged the Fifth Circuit to overturn the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS