Hamilton v. Board of Regents of the University of California 292 U.S. 245 (1934)
HAMILTON v. BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 292 U.S. 245 (1934)
This case raised the problem of conscientious objection to military service in a state context. California required that male freshman and sophomore state university students enroll in a course of military science. Hamilton, a religious objector, argued that this requirement violated the liberty guaranteed him by the fourteenth amendment. Justice pierce butler spoke for a unanimous Supreme Court, and concluded that nothing in the Constitution relieved a conscientious objector from the obligation to bear arms.
Richard E. Morgan