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Slate's Explainer: Claiming Conscientious Objector Status

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Slate's Explainer: Claiming Conscientious Objector Status

Slate's Explainer: Claiming Conscientious Objector Status

Slate's Explainer: Claiming Conscientious Objector Status

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Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains the official rules of declaring conscientious objector status. The law came into question after a U.S. Army staff sergeant in Georgia claimed he was a conscientious objector while on furlough from duty in Iraq.