High Court Mulls Forum For Selective Service Firing Suit

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 8:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a suit brought by former government employees who were fired for not registering with the Selective Service System, pressing attorneys from both sides on the forum for federal workers to pursue constitutional claims.

The terminated government employees lodged a putative class action in Massachusetts federal court in December 2007, claiming that a federal law barring all males who do not register with the SSS from working in an agency of the executive branch is unconstitutional.

The workers'...
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