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Justice Joseph Crouch

Retired liberal Supreme Court Justice who does not get along with President Bartlet. [1:9]
He wanted to retire five years earlier but waited for a Democrat to take office. [1:9]
He served on the bench for thirty-eight years. He took his seat the year Bartlet entered college. [1:9]

Peyton Cabot Harrison III

Bartlet’s initial choice for Supreme Court nominee. [1:9]
He attended Walnut Park Country Day, Phillips Exeter, Princeton undergrad, and Harvard Law. He was a Rhodes Scholar and editor of the Harvard Law Review. He clerked for Warren Burger and served as Dean of the Harvard Law School. [1:9]
His father was Attorney General to Eisenhower. [1:9]
He is a life-long Democrat but clerked for a Republican. [1:9]
He has never written a judicial opinion on privacy or abortion, or revealed his thinking on Roe v. Wade. [1:9]
Harrison was rejected by President Bartlet because he does not recognize a Constitutional right to privacy. [1:9]

Justice Roberto Mendoza

President Bartlet’s controversial nominee to fill Justice Crouch’s position on the Supreme Court. [1:9]
He has ruled that the state has no right to interfere with same-sex marriages and has the broadest possible interpretation of free speech. [1:9]
He attended PS 138 in Brooklyn, City University of New York, and the New York Police Academy. He was a New York City police officer from 1965-76. He was shot in the leg and took a desk job while he attended law school at night. Mendoza served as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn from 1976-80, Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District, and Federal District Judge in the Eastern District. [1:9]
Josh Lyman has said of Mendoza, “He is brilliant, decisive, compassionate, and experienced and if you don’t think that he’s America’s idea of a jurist then you don’t have enough faith in Americans.” [1:9]
His rulings have been upheld by the Court of Appeals more than any other District Judge in the country. [1:9]
His confirmation process was supervised by Toby Ziegler. [1:9]
He was wrongfully arrested in Wesley, Conn., for DUI shortly after being nominated to the Supreme Court. He was released and the whole matter was kept quiet by the White House. [1:9]
Justice Mendoza suffers from chronic persistent hepatitis, a non-progressive form of liver inflammation which prevents him from drinking alcohol. [1:15]
He has a wife, Laura, and a nine-year-old son, Robbie. [1:15]
He has vacationed in Nova Scotia and enjoys antiquing in Connecticut. [1:15]
Justice Mendoza’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States was successfully confirmed by the Senate. [1:18]

Justice Dreifort *

A conservative Republican Supreme Court Justice. Ainsley Hayes used to clerk for him. [2:5]
White House Counsel Lionel Tribbey claims he is intolerant of gays, lesbians, unions, women, poor people, and the First, Fourth, Fifth and Ninth Amendments to the Constitution. [2:5]