Wednesday, December 19, 2012

In Memoriam: Robert Bork

Conservative - - - and controversial - - - jurist and unsuccessful Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork has died as reported in the New York Times.

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Bork's views on privacy, including when his own was arguably violated during his nomination process, and his views on civil liberties, including when he was was a law professor, marked him as conservative.  But perhaps he will be best remembered for the anti-Bork forces that prevented his nomination to the highest court.

He discusses his nomination process and general theories of constitutional law in his book, The Tempting of America, and updated some of these views in his later book Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline.

RR

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