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Prosecutions of Draft Registration Resisters

20 prosecutions of nonregistrants since 1980 (none since 1986)

FAQ about current Selective Service registration compliance and enforcement

History of draft registration and draft resistance since 1980

Poster by James Groleau for the sentencing of Edward Hasbrouck. Boston, 14 January 1983

[This page was originally compiled by Edward Hasbrouck for the National Resistance Committee, and published in each issue of Resistance News. I’ve only linked to e-mail addresses that were already on the Web, but I’m in touch with some others of the indicted nonregistrants listed above. At least five of the twenty nonregistrants who were prosecuted in the 1980s attended public hearings and events held by the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service in 2018 and 2019, including Dan Rutt, Paul Jacob, and Edward Hasbrouck, who all testified that they are still proud of their decision to resist, and would do it again.]

Photo of Edward Hasbrouck by Ellen ShubPhoto of Edward Hasbrouck by Wendy M. Grossman
Photo of Edward Hasbrouck from C-SPAN video
[Above left: Edward Hasbrouck in front of the Federal courthouse in Boston before being sentenced for refusing to register for the draft, 14 January 1983. Photo © Ellen Shub. All rights reserved. Above right: At a conference in Brussels, Belgium, 25 January 2017. Photo by Wendy M. Grossman. Below: Testifying before the National Commission on Military, National, and Pubic Service, Washington, DC, 25 April 2019. Photo from C-SPAN video.]


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