First Monday in October

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?

I hope so. Aren't a man's decisions
influenced by the fact that he's a man?

For two centuries, this court has
expressed men's opinions.

Perhaps it's time for the majority of the
population to have one voice in nine

in the rulings
of the Supreme Court.

Is the lady implying
that male justice is perverted?

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Haven't we outgrown those fears
about the periodic instability
of the female of the species?

Eggs are not the seeds of insanity.
A woman can ovulate
and think at the same time.

We're striving to be objective.
But, really, what does sex have
to do with being a judge?

Somebody with the capacity to
bear children is gifted, not crippled.

A uterus is like absolute pitch.
Some people have it, some don't.

Well, according to this fact sheet,
Judge Loomis has never
had any children.

Does the Constitution say a Supreme
Court justice has to be a mother?