June 28, 1971 CE – Muhammad Ali Has His Day in the Supreme Court

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June 28, 1971 CE – Muhammad Ali Has His Day in the Supreme CourtRate this post There a handful of people from the 20th century who could be said to have exemplified excellence that transcended their chosen discipline and Muhammad Ali is arguably one of them. Having refused to serve in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam Conflict in 1967, the famous boxer produced another famous victory on June 28, 1971: the Supreme Court overturned his conviction for rejecting his appointment according to the draft. The process began in 1964, when Ali failed the qualifying test for the armed forces due to his poor spelling and writing abilities. […]