William is a lawyer for Abbie and his team, who are protesting for anti-Vietnam war:
Abbie: This is a political trial that was already decided for us. Ignoring that reality is just weird to me.
William: There are civil trials and there are criminal trials. There's no such thing as a political trial.
What does mean by, trial that was already decided? Does it mean their verdict already made but trial is just mandatory?
Source: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)