October 27, 2011
Searching for Bork's Missing Memo to Barry Goldwater on the Civil Rights Act of 1964
It has long been reported that Robert Bork wrote a "75 page" analysis for Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater arguing that the bill that would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964, including Title VII, was unconstitutional. Ruthann Robson, Professor of Law & University Distinguished Professor, CUNY School of Law is looking for a copy:
Does the “75 page” memo still exist - - - perhaps a Xerox of a carbon copy - - - in someone’s files? Did it ever?
See her Constitutional Law Prof Blog post for locations where a copy was not found as well as some background information about the Bork memo.
So, if you have a copy or have read a copy of that "75 page" memo, I’d love to hear from you. -- Ruthann Robson