Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Produced by the same team responsible for E.R. and The West Wing, The Court starred multi-award winner Sally Field as Kate Nolan, a feisty, independent Ohio governor newly confirmed to the Supreme Court. As a "swing" voter, Kate frequently clashed with her fellow Justices from both sides of the political spectrum, following her own instinctive sense of justice (and Constitutionality) to its logical end on each 60-minute episode. Along the way, Kate's trail was dogged by a muckraking journalist (Craig Bierko) who was determined to dig up dirt on the new judicial appointee. Also in the cast as Kate's berobed colleagues were such powerhouse actors as Pat Hingle, Diahann Carroll, Miguel Sandoval, and Chris Sarandon -- not to mention the "new, young" performers who played the requisite ambitious court assistants. The Court made its ABC network bow on March 26, 2002.