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  •  Constitution requires drafting women if they can (2+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson, davidinmaine

    enter combat.  When the Supreme Court upheld a draft that exempted women against a constitutional challenge in Rostker v. Goldberg, 453 U.S. 57 (1981), the rationale it used for upholding it was that women are not permitted to enter combat roles.

    An Act of Congress can't overrule the Constitution.

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:38:31 PM PST

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