The politician Robert Bork died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Legal scholar who was nominated for the Supreme Court in 1987 but had his appointment derailed by left-leaning groups who disagreed with his philosophy.
Serving as a legal scholar, he advocated the ‘originalist’ view of the constitution, which held that only the values explicitly written in to the constitution should be followed.
He served as the Acting Attorney General of the United States under President Richard Nixon after the previous Attorney General resigned rather than carry out Nixon’s order to fire Archibald Cox, who was the Special Prosecutor for the Watergate scandal.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ronald Reagan named him to the Supreme Court in 1987, touching off the debate that came to shape politics for years to come.
How did Robert Bork die?
Bork died of complications from heart disease at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia, on December 19, 2012.
"I was thinking of resigning since I did not want to be perceived as a man who did the president's bidding to save my job. I have had some time to think about it since. I think I did the right thing."Robert Bork
"Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion, which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept."Robert Bork
"I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself."Robert Bork
"The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law."Robert Bork
"A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable."Robert Bork