The West Wing (1999–2006)
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When a Supreme Court justice retires, President Bartlet has a golden opportunity to impact the court's composition by nominating a favorite judge but when further study reveals the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill D'Elia

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Moira Kelly ... Mandy Hampton
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah Bartlet
Timothy Busfield ... Danny Concannon
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Holmes Osborne ... Congressman Peter Lillienfield
Mason Adams ... Justice Joseph Crouch
Ken Howard ... Judge Peyton Cabot Harrison III
Edward James Olmos ... Mendoza
Kathryn Joosten ... Dolores Landingham
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Storyline

When a Supreme Court justice retires, President Bartlet has a golden opportunity to impact the court's composition by nominating a favorite judge but when further study reveals the candidate's conflicting ideology, the President might change his mind and opt for another judge. In addition, a headline seeking congressman on the House Government Oversight Committee accuses the White House staff of substance abuse -- a dicey issue for one important member. Written by Jackson corneille

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

Toby (Richard Schiff) notes that Peyton Harrison (Ken Howard) is 55 but says he wants to know about any girls whom the Judge stood up for dinner in 1953. When he was just eight years old. See more »

Goofs

While grilling Judge Harrison in the Oval Office, Sam points out the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments all contain points of privacy in the Bill of Rights. Judge Harrison states that because the framers of the Constitution picked those specific points, they had no intention of including privacy as a right. Everyone seems to have forgotten the Ninth Amendment, which reads: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." See more »

Quotes

President Josiah Bartlet: You know, I imagine the view from your largely unscrutinized place in history must be very different from mine. But I'd remind you, sir, that I have the following things to negotiate: an opposition Congress, special interests with power beyond belief, and a bitchy media.
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References Masterpiece Classic (1971) See more »

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West Wing Main Title
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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