Robert Bork, 1927-2012


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R.I.P. Robert Bork, 1927-2012.

Bork was smart, thoughtful, and understood constitutional law better than anyone in his generation. That he was denied a seat on the Supreme Court because of a leftwing campaign of personal destruction remains a shameful moment in American political history.

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  • wodun

    That was the old new civility.

  • Yes, the leftwing campaign of personal destruction worked and continues to work. However, he was wrong about the ninth amendment having no meaning (ink spots.)

    It just has no meaning to a majority that will not defend it.

  • Lois Johnson

    As unfortunate as it is for conservatism that Bork was not appointed to the Supreme Court, Anthony Kennedy was appointed instead and he is still on the Court. Meaning is implicit for Republicans.

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