A. Ali's battles in the US Supreme Court after he declared himself a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War.
In 1967, following his decision to refuse to be drafted, he was stripped of his heavyweight title, convicted of draft evasion and sentenced to five years in prison. Many who served and suffered the horrors of that nightmarish war will never forgive Ali for his stance. Others praise him for being instrumental in bringing the societal pressure that helped end the war. The film focusses on the internal battles the nine Supreme Court justices had in deciding Ali's appeal of his conviction.