Muhammad Ali’s | Draft Evasion Reversed
Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali had appealed his 1967 conviction of draft evasion with the United States Supreme Court in Clay v. United States. Ali had applied for a conscientious objector classification to not enter the military; this application was denied. On June 28, 1971 the Supreme Court reversed the earlier conviction in favor of Muhammad Ali.
Considered by many to be the world’s most famous sports personality of all time (Muhammad Ali), was born Cassius Marsellus Clay, Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky and died on June 3, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona at age 74.