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Bork's Supreme Court Nomination

October 03, 1987

The nomination of Bork calls to mind the true meaning of the term "original intent." The framers' principal original intent was to establish a balanced national government by dividing authority among three independent branches--the executive, the legislative and the judicial.

Bork's view of original intent would weaken and render the judicial branch inferior and unequal in relation to an executive and a legislative branch who view and shape national policy in response to 20th-Century realities. The nominee's historical view of "original intent" is clear, on the record and unchanged. A Times article (Part I, Sept. 13) states that Bork wrote for the Indiana Law Journal, "A judge must stick close to the text and the history of the Constitution and not construct new rights." But the times, Mr. Bork, they are a changing, and you haven't and won't. Just say no to Bork!

TONY MEDINA

Lompoc

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