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Clay v. United States and How Muhammad Ali Fought the Draft: Debating Supreme Court Decisions by Tom Streissguth


2006 First Edition. Clean pages and tight spine. Discarded library copy. In 1967, boxer Muuhammad Ali-previusly known as Cassius Clay refused to be inducted into the US.armed forces. Ali claimed that his religion, Islam, did not allow him to fight in the Vietnam War. Author Tom Streissguth explores the topic of concientious objecots-those who refuse to fight in wars for reasosns of religion or conscience. he shows how Ali's case got to the Supreme Court and how the Court made its decision. Readers will also find out how to conduct a moot court- a mock jucicial proceeding-that will help them understand the case. Includes chapter notes, questions for discussion and a chronology.

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