|Cox v. United States|
|Argued October 14–15, 1947|
Decided November 24, 1947
|Full case name||Cox v. United States|
|Citations||332 U.S. 442 (more)|
|Prior||Certiorari to the Circuit Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.|
|Majority||Reed, joined by Vinson, Frankfurter, Jackson, Burton|
|Dissent||Douglas, joined by Black|
|Dissent||Murphy, joined by Rutledge|
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Cox v. United States, 332 U.S. 442 (1947), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States found that courts have only limited scope of review over a Selective Service Board's classification of a Jehovah's Witness as a conscientious objector rather than a minister.
Justice Reed delivered the opinion. Justice Murphy, in dissent said "the mere fact that they spent less than full time in ministerial activities affords no reasonable basis for implying a non-ministerial status."
A rehearing was denied on February 12, 1948.
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