Trump says he may par­don Ali de­spite over­turned con­vic­tion

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Pres­i­dent Trump said Fri­day that he might grant a post­hu­mous par­don to heavy­weight box­ing cham­pion Muham­mad Ali, adding to the list of high­pro­file celebrity par­dons the pres­i­dent is openly con­sid­er­ing.

But the con­vic­tion for which Ali would be par­doned – evad­ing the draft dur­ing the Viet­nam War – was over­turned by the U.S. Supreme Court. And Ali would also be cov­ered by the blan­ket amnesty granted by Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter in 1977.

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