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The West Wing: The Supremes

When a Supreme Court justice dies suddenly, Bartlet and his staff rush to find a nominee to replace the late Republican justice. As the staff go over hundreds of possible candidates, Bartlet begins to think the nominee will be a "political minefield" until Josh comes up with a plan to get a liberal, Evelyn Baker Lang, approved by the Senate. Potential nominees are invited to the White House -- mainly to mislead the press -- but suspicions are heightened when Bartlet meets with a young, controversial judge.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x17
Production Number: 176067
Airdate: Wednesday March 24th, 2004

Director: Jessica Yu
Writer: Debora Cahn (1)


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Guest Stars
Deirdre LovejoyDeirdre Lovejoy
As Lisa Wolfe
Recurring
Jesse BradfordJesse Bradford
As Ryan Pierce
Recurring
Kathleen YorkKathleen York
As Rep. Andy Wyatt
Recurring
Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
As Debbie Fiderer
Recurring
Melissa FitzgeraldMelissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Recurring
Melissa MarsalaMelissa Marsala
As Marina "Rena"
Recurring
Milo OMilo O'Shea
As Roy Ashland
Recurring
NiCole RobinsonNiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Recurring
Saida PaganSaida Pagan
As Reporter
Recurring
Glenn CloseGlenn Close
As Evelyn Baker Lang
Mitchell RyanMitchell Ryan
As Roland Pierce
Robert PicardoRobert Picardo
As E. Bradford Shelton
William FichtnerWilliam Fichtner
As Christopher Mulready
Main Cast
Martin SheenMartin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John SpencerJohn Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
As Josh Lyman
Janel MoloneyJanel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Richard SchiffRichard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Episode Notes
Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet) and Joshua Malina (Will Bailey) does not appear in this episode.



Warning: The West Wing season 5 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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