November 09, 1970 : Supreme Court refuses to rule on legality of Vietnam War

Introduction

The Supreme Court refuses to hear a challenge by the state of Massachusetts regarding the constitutionality of the Vietnam War. By a 6-3 vote, the justices rejected the effort of the state to bring a suit in federal court in defense of Massachusetts residents claiming protection under a state law that allowed them to refuse military service in an undeclared war.

Article Details:

November 09, 1970 : Supreme Court refuses to rule on legality of Vietnam War

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    November 09, 1970 : Supreme Court refuses to rule on legality of Vietnam War

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supreme-court-refuses-to-rule-on-legality-of-vietnam-war

  • Access Date

    October 23, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks