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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Wayte v. United States
Citation:470 U.S. 598 (1985)
David Wayte (Petitioner) was a war protestor who refused to register for the Selective Service System. He wrote a letter to the Selective Service System and president, stating that he was choosing to obey his conscience and would never register for the draft. He was indicted for refusing to register for the draft. He moved for dismissal, contending that he was selectively prosecuted for resisting the system.
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