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Slouching From Gomorrah: Remembering Robert Bork

nawlins72 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 10:28 PM
Most conservatives have little knowledge of Bork's actual judicial philosophy, instead focusing on his criticism of American culture. Bork spoke against the 2nd Amendment, called the 9th Amendment an "ink blot", and claimed that the majority has the right to rule by virtue of it being the majority. Bork's philosophy is reminiscent of another majoritarian judge, Oliver Wendel Holmes.

It has been a couple of weeks since the death of Robert Bork, which occurred shortly before Christmas and didn’t really get the news coverage that Bork merited.

Bork died at age 85. In 1987, he became a national headline when President Ronald Reagan nominated him to the Supreme Court. He was a judicial conservative, a “strict constructionist.” He warned about the road America was embarking upon in neglecting its Constitutional principles, and saw doom and gloom ahead. He was grimly pessimistic about America generally, dreading modern liberalism’s grip on the nation. Liberalism, Bork insisted,...