First Monday in October

I'm sorry these proceedings
are taking so much time,

but we're breaking
ground here.

I trust the committee's questions aren't
embarrassing you, Judge Loomis?

I don't embarrass easily, senator.
Judge Loomis? Judge Loomis,
about your interests and equities,

would they influence your
decisions on the high court?

The financial statement in front
of you is complete, senator.

When I was appointed to the
9th Circuit, I disposed of anything

that might raise a question
of conflict of interest.

- Thank you.
- But you were still married

to a very active and successful
corporation lawyer.

Was I expected to dispose of him?
According to this FBI report,
you and your husband were partners
in the law firm of Loomis and Loomis.

Yes. Excuse me, senator.
Why do you keep bringing
up my husband?

When I was appointed to the federal
bench, he took over the practice.

It was a tremendous burden on him.
It's probably what killed him.

Did you represent
Omnitech International

or its chairman, Donald Richards?
No, senator.
- You're sure about that?
- Quite sure.

After you left, is it possible
the firm represented them?

I'd have no knowledge of that.
Since your husband's death, you've
had no contact with any firm member?

None. Oh, that's not quite true.
I do play tennis once in a while with
Bill Russell. That's William Russell.

He joined the firm
after I went to the bench.

You ever discuss legal business
with him?

No, senator.
Do you think, perhaps, you're a
little too young, Judge Loomis,

to take these responsibilities
on yourself?

As I recall, Mr. Justice Snow was
a year younger than I am

when he was appointed
to the court.

Do you feel your decisions on
the high court might be influenced

by the fact that,
well, you're a woman?