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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

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Guest Stars
Deirdre Lovejoy
As Lisa Wolfe
Jesse Bradford
As Ryan Pierce
Kathleen York
As Rep. Andy Wyatt
Lily Tomlin
As Debbie Fiderer
Melissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Melissa Marsala
As Marina "Rena"
Milo O'Shea
As Roy Ashland
NiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Saida Pagan
As Reporter
Glenn Close
As Evelyn Baker Lang
Mitchell Ryan
As Roland Pierce
Robert Picardo
As E. Bradford Shelton
William Fichtner
As Christopher Mulready
Main Cast
Martin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Bradley Whitford
As Josh Lyman
Janel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Richard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Dulé 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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