Muhammad Ali Takes on the U. S. Supreme Court (5/27/2021)
Join Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life, and Judge Stuart Shiffman (ret.) for an in-depth discussion of Muhammad Ali’s conviction for refusing to report for induction into the United States military in 1967 during the Vietnam War, and the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Cassius Clay v. United States that overturned the conviction in 1971.
Judge Patrice Ball-Reed will provide a brief overview about Chauncey Eskridge, Muhammad Ali’s attorney, a Chicago attorney who was later elected as a Cook County Associate Judge.
Jonathan Eig is a former senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed bestseller, Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season. His most recent book, Ali: A Life, is a biography of Muhammad Ali.
Judge Stuart Shiffman (ret.)
Judge Shiffman spent 26 years as a circuit court judge and nine years as an assistant state’s attorney, He is of counsel at Feldman Wasser concentrating on complex legal cases that are being appealed to higher courts.
Judge Patrice Ball-Reed
Judge Ball-Reed is an Associate Judge in the Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
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