The Vietnam war has been a significant factor in the rise of draft resistance litigation. In ever increasing numbers, attorneys throughout Iowa and the nation are being approached by young men seeking guidance concerning their legal rights vis-a-vis local draft boards. This article is designed to acquaint attorneys with the Selective Service System. Professor Sedler emphasizes the procedural aspects of the system and the myriad of regulations to be followed by local boards. It is his contention that many local boards are failing to respect legally established procedural safeguards for registrants. His victory before the Supreme Court in 1970 in Mulloy v. United States is evidence of his expertise in this area.
Military, War, and Peace
Robert Allen Sedler, The Procedural Defense in Selective Service Prosecutions: The View from Without and Within, 56 Iowa L. Rev. 1121 (1971).