Four recent law school graduates clerk for the Supreme Court, navigating life and love while confronting the toughest cases of their generation.
As any young lawyer knows, clerking for a Supreme Court Justice could make or break your career before it even begins. Tensions are already high as four very different candidates vie for the highly coveted positions, their reasons for being there informed by their backgrounds— and personal baggage. But as they tackle case after case, each more difficult and emotional than the last, the clerks realize the Court must reckon with an internal threat if justice is to be truly served.
Created by Catherine McKenzie. Written by Catherine McKenzie, Jasmine Guillory, Elyssa Friedland, Shawn Klomparens, Randy Susan Meyers, Kermit Roosevelt III. Narrated by Janina Edwards.
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1. Death Clerk
As the four clerks-to-be fight for their places, the court hears a death penalty case with a twist: can a man with a traumatic brain injury inflicted in prison be executed for a crime he can’t remember?
2. The First Day of School
While the new clerks settle in, two cases pick up media attention: a woman fighting to destroy frozen embryos that her late husband’s parents want to keep, and an injunction related to a law in Texas requiring school children to be vaccinated.
3. Spin Cycle
Sexual tension sparks between Odessa and Jack. And Charlotte starts to worry when Justice Russo, renowned for her encyclopedic knowledge, misquotes a law.
4. OYEZ, OYEZ
Gabriel learns that he wasn’t the first choice for his position and Jack is unable to avoid an awkward lunch with his dad and the Chief Justice.
5. Nobody Panic
Some Sunday evening bonding turns sour when Gabriel and Jack get aggressive with each other on the basketball court.
6. Pleasure Seekers United
Privacy is the word of the day as the court hears a class action lawsuit over a dildo—or, rather, “sexual enhancement device”—that sends personal information to the app developers.
It’s Thanksgiving, a holiday for revelations—Jack learns the truth about why his fiancée left him a few months ago, and Gabriel finds Charlotte’s notes on Justice Russo.