First Monday in October

- Hello?
- Ready for your coronation?

- Bill?
- Yes.

How did you get this number?
I don't even know it.

I do. If it ever slips your mind,
give me a ring.

- In the bedroom, please.
- In the bedroom?

I'm talking to the bellman, you idiot.
- It's sweet of you to call.
- I wanted to be the first man

in history to ask
a Supreme Court justice for a date.

So noted. The clerk will
put it on the docket.

- That'll take two years.
- Not now that I'm in charge.

- Mr. Agronsky.
- Yeah?

Whenever you're ready.
Tape is rolling.
This is a historic day for the nation
and for the Supreme Court
of the United States.

The court has been in session
since the first Monday in October,

which, according to the
Judiciary Act of 1789,

marks the start of a
new term each year.

No camera has ever photographed
the traditional robing ceremony

in the sanctum sanctorum
of the court,

and none is there today.
Since the death of
Justice Stanley Moorehead,

this has been an eight-man court,
which, as Justice Daniel Snow
has pointed out,

resembles a four-man
basketball team.

- Today, the vacancy is filled.
- How are you?

- But this remains an eight-man court.
- Well, where is she?

Maybe we ought to sound
the warning buzzer sooner.

I suppose she has
things to do that we don't.

After all, I don't have anything
to do with my hair.

This is an historic occasion.
Like the Jesuits going coed.
Suppose she'll want to hang chintz
curtains everywhere? I hate chintz.

Why am I nervous?
She should be nervous.

Things aren't going to
be different from the way

they've been every
two minutes to ten in court history.

We've got to think of her
as one of the brothers.

Good morning.
Justice Loomis, welcome.
Welcome to the court.

- Thank you. Good morning.
- Nice to have you with us.