Selective Service Act of 1948

Selective Service Act of 1948

The Selective Service Act of 1948, also known as the Elston Act, Pub.L. 80-759, 62 Stat. 604, enacted June 24, 1948, was a major revision of the Articles of War of the United States and established the current implementation of the Selective Service System. The previous Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (STSA) was repealed by the Act of March 31, 1947, liquidated, and replaced by a new and distinct Selective Service System established by this Act.[1]

It has had amendments, extensions, and changes of name since 1948, including:[2]

  • change of name to Universal Military Training and Service Act by Sec. 1 of Pub.L. 82-51, 65 Stat. 75, enacted June 19, 1951
  • change of name to Military Selective Service Act of 1967 by Sec. 1 of Pub.L. 90-40, 81 Stat. 100, enacted June 30, 1967
  • change of name to Military Selective Service Act by Sec. 101(a) of Pub.L. 92-129, 85 Stat. 348, enacted September 28, 1971

References

  1. ^ United States v. Groupp, 459 F.2d 178, at para 4 (1st Cir. 26 April 1972).
  2. ^ United States v. Groupp, 459 F.2d 178, footnote 6 at para 4 (1st Cir. 26 April 1972).

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