How the burger court came to be
Sport and the Law: Historical and Cultural Intersections
This essay is an expanded version of a commentary presented after a roundtable discussion at the 2006 convention of the North American Society for Sport history in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The session was called “Law and order: Sport and the warren Burger Court, 1971–1972.” Its focus was three cases decided by the United States Supreme Court early in the tenure of warren E. Burger, chief justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986. The three cases areClay, aka Ali v. U.S., 403 U.S. 698 (1971) in which boxer Muhammad Ali, denied status as a conscientious objector based...
Gietschier, Steven P., "How the burger court came to be" (2014). Faculty Scholarship. 209.