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.
Did You Know?
At the beginning of the episode, when Josh (Bradley Whitford
) is walking with Donna (Janel Moloney
), she is on the right side and he's on the right side, but when they turn right and Sam appears they've changed sides and Donna is on the left and Josh on the right. See more
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
Is it gonna be Harrison?
Why, why, oh why do you ask me questions that you absolutely positively know I'm not going to answer?
It's a good conversation starter.
I can't go out on a date with you, Danny.
References Masterpiece Classic
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more