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BY JOHN O’CONNOR

ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

Conservative judge Robert Bork, died Wednesday morning at the age of 85 after complications from heart disease. Fox News has more.

“We are told that he passed away early this morning in Virginia.”

“Judge Bork was of course nominated for the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan, that nomination was not confirmed.” 

That rejection by the Senate, 58-42, made Bork a household name — and the phrase “getting Borked” came to refer to rejection because of perceived political motivation. 

Bork served as acting Attorney General and as Solicitor General under President Richard Nixon’s administration. CNN’s Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin says he was the intellectual godfather of the conservative movement in the U.S.

“The idea that the constitution should be interpreted as the framers of the Constitution wrote it in the late 18th century — that was really the idea that Robert Bork popularized.”  

And The Washington Post says … “Judge Bork was a major architect of the conservative rebuttal to what he considered liberal judicial activism. He criticized civil rights legislation and rulings in cases involving the ‘one man, one vote’ principle and the constitutional right to privacy.” 

Judge Bork last served the Republican party in the 2012 presidential election, where he led Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s judicial advisory committee. 

Conservative Judge Robert Bork Dies at Age 85

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Dec 19, 2012

Conservative Judge Robert Bork Dies at Age 85

 

(Image Source: Washington Post)

BY JOHN O’CONNOR

ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

Conservative judge Robert Bork, died Wednesday morning at the age of 85 after complications from heart disease. Fox News has more.

“We are told that he passed away early this morning in Virginia.”

“Judge Bork was of course nominated for the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan, that nomination was not confirmed.” 

That rejection by the Senate, 58-42, made Bork a household name — and the phrase “getting Borked” came to refer to rejection because of perceived political motivation. 

Bork served as acting Attorney General and as Solicitor General under President Richard Nixon’s administration. CNN’s Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin says he was the intellectual godfather of the conservative movement in the U.S.

“The idea that the constitution should be interpreted as the framers of the Constitution wrote it in the late 18th century — that was really the idea that Robert Bork popularized.”  

And The Washington Post says … “Judge Bork was a major architect of the conservative rebuttal to what he considered liberal judicial activism. He criticized civil rights legislation and rulings in cases involving the ‘one man, one vote’ principle and the constitutional right to privacy.” 

Judge Bork last served the Republican party in the 2012 presidential election, where he led Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s judicial advisory committee. 

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