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“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” Clip 1

MUHAMMAD ALI’S GREATEST FIGHT looks at Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his principled claim to conscientious objector status on religious grounds led to a lengthy legal battle that rattled the U.S. judicial system right up to the highest court in the land. Justice Harlan, a respected jurist with 15 years on the Court, finds himself at odds with the Court’s status quo – as defined by Nixon appointee Chief Justice Burger – after his perspective is challenged by the contemporary ideals of his new clerk.

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