Robert Bork Articles


Remembering Robert Bork

Apr 22, 2013

The Scrapbook had the melancholy pleasure last week of attending a memorial service, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, for Robert Bork, who died a few days before Christmas. Judge Bork was properly eulogized at the time, but his death has rekindled a new interest in and appreciation of his wide-ranging influence on legal philosophy and public policy. As was said of Learned Hand earlier in the last century, Robert Bork was undoubtedly the most influential lawyer of his time not to have served on the Supreme Court.

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Servant of the Law

The experience, and good sense, of Robert Bork.
Mar 04, 2013

The death of Robert Bork this past December brought forth tributes to a man bearing no resemblance to the grotesque caricatures that emerged during the long debate over his 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court. Widely noted were his unswerving loyalty to friends and principles, his seminal intellect, his acerbic but not unkind humor and wit, and his lifelong sense of service and duty to his country.

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The Greatest Conservative Generation

Dec 31, 2012

"There were giants in the earth in those days.” The death on December 19 of Robert Bork—superb legal scholar, preeminent constitutional thinker, principled public servant—calls to mind the other giants of American conservatism who have left us in the last decade: Bill Buckley and Irving Kristol, Milton Friedman and James Q. Wilson, Richard John Neuhaus and Jeane Kirkpatrick, Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. They were the greatest conservative generation.

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The Greatest Conservative Generation

ADVANCE EDITORIAL from the December 31, 2012 - January 7, 2013 issue.
12:00 AM, Dec 21, 2012

 

There were giants in the earth in those days.” The death on December 19 of Robert Bork—superb legal scholar, preeminent constitutional thinker, principled public servant—calls to mind the other giants of American conservatism who have left us in the last decade: Bill Buckley and Irving Kristol, Milton Friedman and James Q. Wilson, Richard John Neuhaus and Jeane Kirkpatrick, Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. They were the greatest conservative generation. They rode into the valley of liberal orthodoxies and emerged sometimes triumphant, always unbowed. When can their glory fade? They left our nation stronger and better for their efforts.

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Kristol Podcast: On Hagel, Benghazi, and the Passing of Judge Bork

12:25 PM, Dec 19, 2012

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Bill Kristol, hosted by Michael Graham:

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Joe Lieberman: 'Bork was a Brilliant, Thoughtful, and Charming Man'

11:38 AM, Dec 19, 2012

Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic vice presidential cadidate, released this statement on the passing of Robert Bork:

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Robert H. Bork, 1927-2012

9:56 AM, Dec 19, 2012

Robert H. Bork, a superb legal scholar, principled public servant, fine judge, and important social critic—withal, a great American—died early this morning from heart complications. He was 84.

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