Ninth Circuit strikes down ban on military recruitment of minors

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] a lower court’s ruling invalidating the ban on the military recruitment of minors passed by two Northern California cities. In 2008, voters in Eureka and Arcata each passed the Youth Protection Act [text], identical ballot measures which prohibited the military recruitment of children under the age of 18. The Coalition to Stop Recruiting Kids! [advocacy website] accused [materials] recruiters of ignoring the dangers…

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