Selective Service Firing Suit To Go Before High Court

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided to take up a suit waged by a putative class of former government employees who were fired for not registering with the Selective Service System.

The high court will reconsider the workers' argument that the government's policy of terminating its employees for not registering with the military conscription agency constitutes a bill of attainder, a U.S. Constitution-barred means of administering punishment without the benefit of a trial.

The workers' appeal opposes a decision passed down by the First Circuit...
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