On Monday, the US Supreme Court declined hearing a lawsuit on whether it’s considered gender discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18. The Court did not state why they will not hear the case but “three justices, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Brett Kavanaugh, said the court’s longstanding deference to Congress on military issues cautions against taking the case while lawmakers are considering whether to change the law.”
In 1973, the United States abolished the draft and went to an all-volunteer force. However, The Selective Service Act requires all men to register for the draft within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Failure to do so can result in prosecution and denial of federal student loans.