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Mora v. McNamara

United States Supreme Court
389 U.S. 934 (1967)


Facts

Mora (plaintiff) was one of a group of plaintiffs who were drafted into the United States Army and ordered to report for service in the Vietnam War. Mora filed suit in the federal court for the District of Columbia seeking an order enjoining the Secretary of Defense (defendant) from enforcing the order and a declaratory judgment finding the U.S. military action in Vietnam illegal. The district court dismissed Mora’s suit. Mora appealed and the court of appeals affirmed the dismissal. Mora petitioned the United States Supreme Court for certiorari. Mora’s petition for certiorari was denied.

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning (Majority Opinion)

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