December 19, 2012

Crap - RIP - Robert Bork

One of the brightest legal minds out there. From FOX News:

Robert Bork, former Supreme Court nominee, dies
Robert Bork, former federal judge and Supreme Court nominee, has died, his family confirms to FoxNews.com.

Family members said Bork, 85, died early Wednesday morning. He had a history of heart problems and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a lung condition.

A bit more:

President Ronald Regan nominated Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987. In a 58-to-42 vote, the Senate rejected his nomination — it was by one of the widest margins in U.S. history.

Republicans have long said his defeat was a completely partisan move and have said Bork was one of the greatest conservative figures in history.

A sad day.

Posted by DaveH at December 19, 2012 09:39 AM
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