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On the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Robert Bork

S.17 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 1:11 PM
This fantasy misses the boat entirely. What the headlines would be saying today is: OBAMA CHOOSES 32-YEAR-OLD FLAMING LIBERAL TO REPLACE BORK. So maybe it all worked out for the best.

What might have been? If Robert Bork had been confirmed, perhaps this column would have appeared in this space.

Supreme Court Justice Robert Bork passed away on Dec. 19 at the age of 84. President Huckabee is expected to announce his nomination to replace Justice Bork in January. Bork was a key part of the Supreme Court’s conservative majority for over a quarter of a century, known primarily for his opinions limiting the federal government to its enumerated powers.

Yet perhaps his most notable contribution to the law is his vote in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, wherein he joined Chief...