The Court 2002 | TV Show Watchlist

Season 1, Episode 3 Stay

First Aired: April 9, 2002

It's the day before a Texas man is to be executed for a rape and murder, and his petition for a stay arrives at the Court. As usual, Nolan has the swing vote. Recent DNA evidence throws his guilt into question, but the Court can't rule on that. It can consider procedural matters, though, so Kate's clerks scour the trial record (and play devil's advocate with each other). Meanwhile, Harlan, who's covering the story in Texas with Betsy, receives an intriguing proposal from an old girlfriend.

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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)

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