First Monday

First Monday

2002, Drama
Nine Supreme Court Justices make decisions that affect history and headlines.

Episode Guide

  • First Monday - Family Secrets (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Family Secrets

    The justices decide whether a woman's First Amendment rights compromise national security when she wants to publish the memoirs of her father, a dead CIA agent.

  • First Monday - Showdown (Season 1 Episode 12)
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    Justice Novelli comes under fire when news spreads that a gun he once owned was used in a drive-by shooting.

  • First Monday - Strip Search (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Strip Search

    The court decides if a doctor violated clients' Fourth Amendment rights when he allowed police to test their blood for DNA evidence without their consent.

  • First Monday - Unprotected Speech (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Unprotected Speech

    An audiotape circulates in which Justice Snow criticizes the court; the court decides if a 17-year-old boy's doctoring of a pornographic video to include his classmates constitutes a violation of the Child Pornography Protection Act.

  • First Monday - Secrets & Lies (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Secrets & Lies

    Justice Novelli fights for a majority vote to support a law requiring convicted sex offenders to register with local authorities when they move into new neighborhoods.

  • First Monday - Court Date (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Court Date

    The justices decide whether or not a gifted 16-year-old can drop out of high school to enter the NBA draft.

  • First Monday - Right to Die (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Right to Die

    The justices decide if a woman can take her comatose husband off life support against their daughter's wishes.

  • First Monday - Dangerous Words (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Dangerous Words

    When a doctor is murdered after being profiled on an anti-abortion Web site, the justices decide whether the First Amendment protects the site's owners or if they share responsibility for the man's death.

  • First Monday - Family Affairs (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Family Affairs

    A vindictive senator hoping to get Novelli dismissed from the bench gives a reporter evidence indicating the justice's family has Mafia ties.

  • First Monday - Crime and Punishment (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Crime and Punishment

    Justice Novelli becomes the swing vote as the court mulls whether to uphold California's "three strikes" law.

  • First Monday - The Price of Liberty (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Price of Liberty

    The life of a witness is at stake when the court mulls whether she should be allowed to testify anonymously against a drug lord.

  • First Monday - Age of Consent (Season 1 Episode 2)
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    Age of Consent

    Chief Justice Branklin and Justice Hoskins ask Justice Novelli for support in the case of a 16-year-old who wants an abortion against her parent's wishes.

  • First Monday - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
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    The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court make legal decisions that affect the nation; Joe Mantegna, James Garner and Charles Durning star.