Episode Detail: Life Sentence (Pilot) - The Court
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.