Gonzales v. United States
|Gonzales v. United States|
|Argued February 1–2, 1955
Decided March 14, 1955
|Full case name||Gonzales v. United States|
|Citations||348 U.S. 407 (more)
75 S. Ct. 409; 99 L. Ed. 467; 1955 U.S. LEXIS 1081
|A Jehovah's Witness was denied fair hearing because of failure to supply him with materials in his record.|
|Majority||Clark, joined by Warren, Black, Frankfurter, Douglas, and Harlan|
|Dissent||Reed, joined by Burton|
|Universal Military Training and Service Act|
Gonzales v. United States, 348 U.S. 407 (1955), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that a Jehovah's Witness was denied fair hearing because of failure to supply him with materials in his record.
Facts of the case
Gonzales, a member of Jehovah's Witnesses who had claimed and had been denied conscientious objector exemption, was convicted under the Universal Military Training and Service Act for refusal to submit to induction into the armed forces.
Decision of the court
The 6-3 opinion of the court was written by Justice Clark, holding that the petitioner was entitled to receive a copy of the recommendation made by the Department of Justice to the Appeal Board under the provisions of 6 (j) of the Universal Military Training and Service Act. Justice Reed, joined by Justice Burton, and Justice Minton each filed a dissenting opinion.
- List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 348
- Oyez Gonzales v. United States 346 US 59 (1960)
- Justia: Gonzales v. United States 364 U.S. 59 (1960)
- 348 U.S. 407 Full text of the opinion courtesy of Findlaw.com.
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