Clay v. United States

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Clay v. United States
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Clay v. United States, 403 U.S. 698 (1971), was boxer Muhammad Ali's appeal of his conviction for refusing to report for induction into the United States military forces during the Vietnam War. His local draft board had rejected his application for conscientious objector classification. In a unanimous 8-0 ruling, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit court's affirmation of the conviction. The Supreme Court of the United States found the government had failed to properly specify why Ali's application had been denied, thereby requiring the conviction to be overturned. — Excerpted from Clay v. United States on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

403 U.S. 698


 Argued: April 19, 1971. --- Decided: June 28, 1971

Chauncey Eskridge, Chicago, Ill., for petitioner.

Solicitor Gen. Erwin N. Griswold for respondent.



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