Season 1, Episode 1 Life Sentence (Pilot)
First Aired: March 26, 2002
Ohio governor Kate Nolan wins quick confirmation to the Supreme Court on the series opener. No surprise: Nolan's capable, likable and hard to pin down philosophically. How she'll fit in on the sharply divided court remains to be seen,however, as she weighs in on her first case---involving a woman from Ohio serving a life term. Back in the Buckeye State , a TV reporter (Craig Bierko) is digging for dirt on Kate. Townsend: Pat Hingle. Martinez: Miguel Sandoval. Voorhees: Chris Sarandon. Desett: Diahann Carroll.
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- Premiered: March 26, 2002
- Rating: None
- Premise: One of two unsuccessful Supreme Court series to debut in 2002 (the other was `First Monday'), this one centered on a newly minted associate justice perceived as naive by her colleagues. (more)