Each Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October. Currently, the Court's evenly divided between conservatives and liberals. Moderate Justice Joseph Novelli has just joined them. The show follows their cases and lives.
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 Justice Joseph Novelli (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Chief Justice Thomas Brankin (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Justice Henry Hoskins (13 episodes, 2002)
Camille Saviola ...
 Justice Esther Weisenberg (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Justice Jerome Morris (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Justice Michael Bancroft (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Justice Deborah Szwark (13 episodes, 2002)
Stephen Markle ...
 Justice Theodore Snow (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Justice Brian Chandler (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Ellie Pearson (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Miguel Mora (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Julian Lodge (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Jerry Klein (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Sarah Novelli (12 episodes, 2002)
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 Beth Novelli (8 episodes, 2002)
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 Andrew Novelli (6 episodes, 2002)
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Each Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October. Currently, the Court's evenly divided between conservatives and liberals. Moderate Justice Joseph Novelli has just joined them. The show follows their cases and lives.

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Takes place in the same "universe" as JAG (1995) and NCIS (2003). Dean Stockwell's character, Senator Sheffield, later appeared on "JAG" and became the secretary of the Navy. See more »

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Could have been great but definitely wasn't
4 March 2004 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

"First Monday" gave us something we don't see enough of on fictional television: honest debates on serious subjects. Sure the show was a rip-off of "West Wing" and just an excuse to make political statements, but at least the show recognized the legitimacy of the arguments on both sides of the issues instead of making one side the hero and one side the villain. Unfortunately, that seemed to be the whole point of the show. Court shows have to be about more than issues if they're going to be remotely interesting. Look at "Judging Amy". The political statements are only plot points. The court cases take up only about a quarter of the episode time. The whole purpose of the show is to see how legal issues affect the characters' personal lives and vice versa. But that's far more than anyone can expect from a series by Bellisario. He thinks in terms of plot, not characters. That fine for a series like "Quantum Leap" but not something intellectually deep like the Supreme Court.


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