Ruth Loomis becomes the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. A staunch conservative, she immediately runs into conflict with Dan Snow, the high court's resident liberal. Although, they never agree on the issues before the Court, they develop a respect and affection for one another after several comedic encounters. Written by
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In the Supreme Court, there are only eight of them against all of her.
Did You Know?
Actor James Stephens
playing Mason Woods was cast in a part similar to his role in the TV series The Paper Chase
(1978). Stephens, who plays law clerk Mason Woods to Supreme Court Justice Dan Snow (Walter Matthau
), had played a law student on the television show The Paper Chase
(1978) during the 1978-1979 television season. Although his character has a different name in this motion picture, the producers undoubtedly wanted to create a sense of verisimilitude and continuity by casting Stephens as a law clerk here, as though he had graduated from law school and moved on to this position. See more
Justice Loomis views a pornographic film to decide it it has "redeeming social or artistic importance". This is an outdated standard for obscenity which was superseded by the so-called "Miller test" in 1973. See more
[the Justices posing for a group photograph
Should we smile a little?
Justice Dan Snow
Good God, no. Who'd trust a happy Justice?
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.23