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October 29, 1987
Hooray for Bork! What a service he performed for the American people! He forced the Senate to reveal the names of the 58 vindictive, short-sighted senators who in their ignorance became more blind by his intellectual brilliance. Thank you, Judge Bork. Yours was not a defeat, but a splendid victory. GERALD B. STRICKLER Garden Grove
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December 19, 2012 | David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times
Robert H. Bork, the conservative legal champion whose bitter defeat for a Supreme Court seat in 1987 politicized the confirmation process and changed the court's direction for decades, died Wednesday. He was 85. The former Yale law professor and judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., from complications of heart disease, said his son Robert H. Bork Jr. A revered figure on the right, Bork inspired a generation of conservatives with his critiques of the liberal-dominated high court in the 1960s and '70s.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2012 | David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times
Robert H. Bork, the conservative legal champion whose bitter defeat for a Supreme Court seat in 1987 politicized the confirmation process and changed the court's direction for decades, died Wednesday. He was 85. The former Yale law professor and judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., from complications of heart disease, said his son Robert H. Bork Jr. A revered figure on the right, Bork inspired a generation of conservatives with his critiques of the liberal-dominated high court in the 1960s and '70s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1987
Fein does not understand what all the fuss is about. May I offer the following for his consideration: If the process of the selection of a justice had been confined to the hearings, there would have been no legitimate basis for complaint. But outside of the hearing room a campaign was waged in the media. Of course, it was a campaign of lies for if the truth about Bork had been enough to hang him, there would have been no need for smear tactics. The people who did this should know that if we are going to start seating only those justices who will embroider the Constitution, ultra-conservatives can wage campaigns too. Frightening thought, isn't it. MARY L. D ELIA Woodland Hills
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