United States v. Seeger
Significance, Defining Religious Belief, Vietnam Era Ferment, Conscientious Objectors
Daniel Andrew Seeger
That only conscientious objection due to organized beliefs allowed exemption to service.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Kenneth W. Greenwalt
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., Tom C. Clark (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Arthur J. Goldberg, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
8 March 1965
Upheld the appellate court's reversal of respondent's conviction of having refused to submit to military induction.
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- United States v. Ballard, 322 U.S. 78 (1944).
- Welsh v. United States, 389 U.S. 333 (1970).
- Gillette v. United States, 401 U.S. 437 (1971).
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