Mora v. McNamara

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Mora v. McNamara
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Decided November 6, 1967
Full case name Dennis Mora, et al., petitioners
Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense, et al.
Citations 389 U.S. 934 (more)
Court membership
Chief Justice
Earl Warren
Associate Justices
Hugo Black · William O. Douglas
John M. Harlan II · William J. Brennan Jr.
Potter Stewart · Byron White
Abe Fortas · Thurgood Marshall
Case opinions
Dissent Stewart, joined by Douglas
Dissent Douglas, joined by Stewart
Marshall took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

Mora v. McNamara, 389 U.S. 934 (1967), is a case in which the United States Supreme Court was asked to rule on the case of a conscientious objector (a member of the Fort Hood Three) who claimed that the U.S. war against Vietnam was an illegal war of aggression. In this case, the court cited only the Kellogg-Briand Pact, Article 39 of the United Nations Charter and the Treaty of London (which established the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal) as the relevant body of international law regarding cases of war.

Certiorari was denied.

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