Ali, who died in 2016, was sentenced to five years in prison on draft evasion charges after refusing to be inducted into the USA military in 1967, citing religious objections. After his conviction, he was also stripped of his heavyweight boxing crown. "The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Muhammad Ali in a unanimous decision in 1971".
He told reporters in Washington he was looking at "thousands of names" of people who could be granted clemency. I'm thinking about that seriously. When asked about potential pardons, Trump said, "I'm thinking about Muhammad Ali".
Jackson had been convicted of violating the Mann Act in 1913 when it was ruled that he took a woman across state lines for "immoral purposes". Ali died in 2016. Of the 3,000 names, many of those names really have been treated unfairly.
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The report came out after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Russians. Barr apologized for her tweet , saying she had made a bad joke and that she has been a longtime champion of civil rights.
Trump in recent weeks has used his unilateral presidential powers to pardon several people, including another boxing legend in Jack Johnson. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West personally appealed to Trump to pardon the 63-year-old grandmother.
Trump said he was not considering pardoning O.J. Simpson.
Last year, the president commuted the sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who had been sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering. He also floated potentially commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning Martha Stewart.
And Trump recently pardoned conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, who was convicted of a campaign finance violation.