Supreme Court & Robert Bork

A Supreme Court is the highest court within the hierarchy of many legal jurisdictions. Robert Heron Bork (born March 1, 1927) is an American legal scholar who has advocated the judicial philosophy of originalism. 5.0/5

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Do you say “borked?” And do you know why? Robert Bork, an American judge whose nomination to the Supreme Court (198…
they also stole a Supreme Court seat from Robert Bork
You’re absolutely right!. Anthony Kennedy stole Robert Bork’s Supreme Court seat!. How dumb of me not to realize that!!!.
Just remember that the first stolen Supreme Court seat was Robert Bork and it has been devisively downhill ever since
So if judges are so perfect why did the democrats reject Robert Bork? Why such intense hearings for Supreme Court if they are all perfect?
Biden saved the right to choose by keeping Robert Bork off the Supreme Court in 1987.
Imagine how different things might be if, instead of Anthony Kennedy, Robert Bork was on the Supreme Court today.
Small moments can change history forever. Had Ronald Reagan not nominated Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, this day may…
Robert Bork was blocked as a Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas a great man was trashed for bs dem were horrible to Reagan n Bush
Should the Democrats nominate Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016, as a draft-Warren movement, some liberal pundits and enthusiasts at this week’s Netroots Nation convention believe? Should Republicans nominate Ted Cruz, who has kept his options open with frequent trips t oIowa and New Hampshire? In some ways, Cruz and Warren are mirror images, and the cases for and against them are surprisingly similar. But there are also some critical differences. Before 2008, the idea of a presidential contest between two first-term Senators in their (by then) fourth year in Washington would have seemed ridiculous; in 1988, Dan Quayle was roundly mocked for his youth and inexperience after twelve years in Congress, including eight in the Senate. But just as the defeat of Robert Bork and the subsequent confirmation of David Souter led to the rise of the conventional wisdom that a Supreme Court nominee should be a “stealth” candidate with a minimal paper trail, the election of Barack Obama in his fourth year in ...
Words of wisdom from now deceased Judge Robert Bork--Reagan's nominee for the US Supreme Court and one of the...
Happy New Year to all our viewers. Here is our station president's monthly letter: Board of Advisors: January, 2014 A.D. Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J., President Emeritus, Catholic Views Broadcasts Fr. Paul La Fontaine, Pastor, St. Charles Parish, St. Anthony Msgr. Matthew Odong, Rector, Sacred Heart Seminary, Uganda Dear Friends and Family of St. Michael Broadcasting, The day the Supreme Court legalized abortion with its January 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade decision will forever remain a day of infamy for the United States. And two names: Ted Kennedy (1932-2009), and Bernard Nathanson (1926-2011) will forever be associated with this evil. Like captains of passing ships, they navigated their lives in opposite directions. Ted Kennedy began life an Irish Catholic and pro-life. In 1971, then Senator Kennedy wrote to a constituent: “Wanted or unwanted… human life, even at its earliest stages has certain rights… the right to be born …the right to grow old… When history looks back… it should recognize this ge ...
Further, as evidenced by the political battles fought over the recent nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, the public obviously believes that the ideology of the people who serve as judges influences the way the law is interpreted.
When President Reagan nominated Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court in 1987, a political war began. Judge Bork had been a circuit judge on ...
OK, you know how we got to these lousy Supreme Court decisions today? Go back to 1986. Then President Reagan nominated Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. Between the so-called Mainstream Media and the lies of Sen. Ted (Burp) Kennedy, Mr. Bork's nomination went down to defeat. Back to the drawing board. Then Pres. Reagan nominated Douglas Ginsburg to the vacancy. Well, he had to admit that when he was in college, he DID inhale the Wacky Tabakky. And the nomination was withdrawn. *** now Judge Ginsburg would be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Third choice was this dimwith, Anthony Kennedy a little-known but asusmed to be conservative judge form California. And he won senate confirmation. The lesson here? The left plays hard ball. They will lie, cheat and yes, steal if nessesary to get what they want. Once Sen. Kennedy and his fellow travellers defeated Mr. Bork, and let Mr. Ginsburg implode, they got Kennedy. The right better start to get a clue. We CANNOT pretend to work with these people. We better s . ...
The Great Law of Peace New World Roots of American Democracy by David Yarrow © September 1987 September 17th, 1987, America celebrated the 200th birthday of the United States Constitution, a brilliant jewel of human liberty and reason, fashioned by the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution to prescribe the structure of their new American government. Throughout the year, countless ceremonies, reenactments, rallies, contests, TV shows, articles and conferences have marked this bicentennial of American government. The televised Senate Iran-Contra hearings and the battle over Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court have sharply highlighted our national remembrance -- and the importance -- of the governmental roots of our freedom. Yet, one vital perspective has been missing from the pageantry: for the true historical origins of freedom and democracy in the New World -- and indeed, in modern civilization itself -- lie nearly forgotten on the pages of time, where they were written centuries before t ...
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Obama’s pick of Susan Rice for National Security Advisor makes about as much sense as Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers for Supreme Court. Every administration stumbles. Bush Sr. had nominated John Tower as defense secretary (probably a good thing-he drank way too much). President Reagan was ‘borked’ when he selected Robert Bork for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, it makes me wonder what are they thinking about in DC. Oh, well. I better help concentrate on capturing an asteroid for NASA somewhere. We’re gonna do what? Yep, make me wonder whose interpreting the drug tests. The people in DC do take drug tests, right?
Below I shared a link Via UFAA and commented on the Constitution. I said I especially loved the 9th Amendment. Here it Amendment IX Rights retained by the People The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people . This means, I think, that there are many rights which are not listed or enumerated. This is a really important right and I remember when Robert Bork was before the Judiciary Committee testifying after being nominated to the Supreme Court. He didn't much like the 9th Amendment. I didn't much like him.
Yeah this is much better than the back alley abortions that Ted Kennedy predicted if Robert Bork became a Supreme Court Justice.
WASHINGTON — Robert Bork says President Richard Nixon promised him the next Supreme Court vacancy after Bork complied with Nixon’s order to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox in...
Further, about the revelation that Richard Nixon vowed to put Robert Bork on the Supreme Court:
Robert Bork's memoir says Nixon offered him a Supreme Court nomination in exchange for firing Archibald Cox
Robert Bork said Nixon offered him a Supreme Court seat for firing Archibald Cox
Everyone knows Robert Redford and Gregory Peck had campaigned against the Supreme Court nomination of Robert Bork.
Ray's ~ Year In Review [1987] "Baby Jessica," Jessica McClure falls down the well and is later rescued. Wednesday October 14th, 1987 --9:30am cst through Friday October 16th, 1987--8:30pm cst Battle for "Baby M" begins. William and Eilizabeth Stern of New Jersey hired Mary Beth Whitehead to carry a baby to term for them. After it was all over, surrogate contracts were declared illegal and the Sterns won the right to bring "Baby M" up and allow Mrs. Whitehead visitation rights. Herald of Free Enterprise sinks in North Sea; 189 die German lands airplane on Red Square, Moscow Thatcher re-elected (again) The INF agreement between the US and the USSR Black Monday - Stock market drops 22% on October 19th. Artists protest the ongoing Sistine Chapel restoration. Condom commericals begin to appear on TV for the first time. US budget reaches the trillion dollar mark. Robert Bork was denied a Supreme Court appointment after opposition to his involvement in Richard Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre" was raised. Jessic ...
IN MEMORY – DECEMBER 2012: Jack Brooks, 89. Texas congressman who was in the Dallas motorcade in 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated. Dec. 4. Besse Cooper, 116. World’s oldest person. Dec. 4. Dave Brubeck, 91. Jazz pianist and composer known for creating the snappy “Take Five.” Dec. 5. Jenni Rivera, 43. Singer who became a superstar adored by millions in a male-dominated genre of Mexican-American music. Dec. 9. Ravi Shankar, 91. Indian sitarist who introduced the instrument and music of India to the west. Dec. 11. Daniel Inouye, 88. U.S. Senator from Hawaii and WWII vet who lost his arm in battle. Dec. 17. Dina Manfredini, 115. Supercentenarian who was the world’s oldest person for just 13 days before passing away. Dec. 17. Robert Bork, 85. Legal scholar who was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987 but rejected by Congress. Dec. 19. Cliff Osmond, 75. Movie producer of classics such as “Irma La Douce” and “The Fortune Cookie.” Dec. 22. Charles Durning, 80. Movie characte . ...
National Public Radio was quite good at historical re-enactment on Thursday night's All Things Considered. The Nina Totenberg obituary on Reagan's defeated Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork carried almost all the original liberal invective. She included then-Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales, who...
Q: What's the best part about Senate not confirming Robert Bork's nomination to Supreme Court? A: Anthony Kennedy didn't die yesterday.
Robert Bork would have been the best Supreme Court Justice ever, so much better than Anthony Kennedy.
Robert Bork was seriously put forward as a Supreme Court nominee of the United States of America. Yeah, that happened.
Dec. 19: Martin Bashir remembers the lasting legacies of rejected Supreme Court nominee, Judge Robert Bork and World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii.
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Today on the show, justice is served on guns; the fiscal whatever; Senior Legal Analyst time; the Benghazi attacks and the Seattle radio station flipping to sports on January 2, 2013. The gun debate is continuing in light of the horrific shootings in Connecticut. The President made announcements today and I will have them for you, plus analysis, of course! The fiscal whatever continues to lurch towards New Year's Day and I'll have the latest. Speaking of New Year's Day, the Seattle radio station is flipping to sports and canceling our format as of January 2, and we'll have a special guest on to discuss this. Senior Legal Analyst time returns with the death of Robert Bork. Who he was and why he has influence on the Supreme Court to this day is explained today! There is a report out on the attack in Benghazi, Libya that sent Republicans into paroxysms of anger and it led to resignations. The latest today. On Beyond The Norm, if you are thinking of buying a new car, this may be the time, plus an update on ye ...
Robert Bork would have plunged this nation into a constitutional Dark Age. RIP to a man I am very glad never sat on the Supreme Court.
Judge Robert Bork DIES: The controversial nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court during the Reagan Administration passed away Wednesday morning at age 85. Bork's confirmation process was one of the most contentious in the court's history; he was turned down by the Senate by a 58-42 margin after a massive fight by liberal Democrats. Bork also had a role in the Watergate Scandal, when he (as Solicitor General) fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox, at the behest of Richard Nixon. Bork was well-known as a conservative jurist, and even after his confirmation defeat was a popular spokesman for the "strict constructionist" view of the judiciary.
Robert H. Bork, distinguished jurist and author, passed away today at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. He was of age. In addition to being a staunch advocate of Constitutional originalism (the idea that the Founders and Writers of the Constitution had said and written what they meant, regardless of how later persons "interpreted" their words), Judge Bork was a Yale Law School Professor (not guest lecturer), Solicitor General of the United States, Acting Attorney General, and Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Of Columbia. In 1987 he was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan. What ensued in the Senate confirmation hearings was, in all likelihood, the beginning of what is now the favored political tactic of the Democrat Party...that is, character assasination. Led by the odious Ted Kennedy, Judge Bork's distinguished record as a jurist and legal educator, was demeaned and denigrated mercilessly. In part, Kennedy said this: "Robert Bork's America is a land ...
We all can get angry with people who don't share our views and values, attributing to them the worst motives. But permit me a personal note. Robert Bork died today. He was a conservative, lionized by the right, condemned by the left, rejected by the Senate for the Supreme Court. But I knew him as a man of great honor, extraordinary wit, and deep commitment. Back in 1973, when he was Solicitor General in the Ford administration, he hired me as an assistant. And although we disagreed on many issues, he was always willing to listen carefully and debate forcefully. I admired his intellect and his courage. He cared deeply about America.
Robert Bork, a symbol of the U.S. conservative legal movement and a failed nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court , died on Wednesday, said Leonard Leo, executive vice-president of the conservative Federalist Society.
Robert Bork: His reputation never sullied by being on the Supreme Court. Got that, John Roberts?
“Robert Bork, former Supreme Court nominee, dies is he chillin with Ted Kennedy?
RIP Robert Bork, a native of Pittsburgh his name became a verb "borked" on the impact of Arlen Specter on his Supreme Court nomination.
Today is a good Day To Remember one of Ted Kennedy's greatest services to the country: keeping Robert Bork out of the Supreme Court.
Gary Witcher & Everett Bethea: 1. The Supreme Court. The chair of Mitt Romney's Judicial Advisory Committee is the notorious Robert Bork, who was rejected by the U.S. Senate in 1987 due to his radical Christian Dominionist beliefs. Ted Kennedy's famous "Robert Bork's America" speech outlines the policy priorities of Bork, who has been specifically cited by Romney as a model for the sort of Supreme Court Justices he intends to appoint. When the next presidential term ends in January 2017, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be 83 years old, Anthony Kennedy will be 80, and Stephen Breyer will be 79. If even one of these three justices feel like retiring between now and then, and a Republican president selects their replacement, there is a very good chance that Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Even if you don't care about abortion, this is going to be a pretty big deal. Since Roe v. Wade is inextricably connected to the implicit constitutional right to privacy, striking down Roe also means striking down other right-to-p ...
After all, Mitt Romney’s economic advisers include: Glenn Hubbard, chairman of Mr. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers. (How’d that advice work out?) And an architect of the Bush-era tax cuts, which led to the $1.3 trillion budget deficit. N. Gregory Mankiw was George Bush’s main economic adviser from 2003 to 2005. Even on judicial issues, the Romney list of Judicial Advisers — chaired by Robert Bork, the divisive, partisan, failed Supreme Court nominee — has at least 10 lawyers related to the Bush administration Justice Department. These include Steven Bradbury, who as head of the Office of Legal Counsel, infamously signed three memos giving Mr. Bush the opinion that waterboarding torture was legal. Mitt Romney’s staff of education advisers once included Margaret Spellings, George Bush’s secretary of education. In fact, two of Mitt Romney’s top political strategists, Russ Schriefer and Stuart Stevens, both come from the Bush-Cheney campaigns. As does Romney campaign adviser Kevin Madden ...
"Robert Bork has been among the most divisive figures in American law and a right-wing standard-bearer in Republican politics for nearly 40 years. In 1973, when he was Solicitor General, he fired Archibald Cox as special prosecutor on the order of Richard Nixon to aid the Watergate cover-up. When Ronald Reagan nominated him to the Supreme Court in 1987, the Senate rejected him by a vote of 58 to 42, the largest margin in American history."
The most profound and lasting legacy for any President tends to be their lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court of the United States. Mitt Romney's adviser is rabidly anti *** Robert Bork. Enough said?
October 23rd: Dinner with Julie and Avery at IHOP. Thousands of women marched for the right to vote in 1915. Fred Allen (buried in Gate of Heaven) began his first show in 1932. Dutch Schultz (34) was mortally wounded in 1936. West Germany was invited in 1954 to join NATO. Hungary revolted in 1956. Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigned in 1980. In Beirut, 241 Marines were killed in a suicide truck bombing in 1983. Robert Bork was rejected in 1987 for the Supreme Court. The Japanese emperor visited China in 1992 being the first to do this. The killer of Selena was convicted in 1995. Adolph Green (87) died in 2002. The shuttle Discovery was launched in 2007. Libya was declared liberated in 2011. Jim Bunning (81), Pele (72), Ang Lee (58), Dwight Yoakam (56), Martin Luther King III (55), "Weird Al" Yankovic (53), Chris Weitz (43), Sanjay Gupta (43), Cat Deeley (36), Ryan Reynolds (36), Briana Evigan (26), Jessica Stroup (26).
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In a Romney Court, the liberals can therefore expect to be shut out on the high-profile issues, from civil rights and affirmative action to environmental law and federal authority to regulate commerce. The Court is currently one vote shy of overturning what remains of Roe v. Wade. Despite Romney's recent move to the middle, don't expect him to name a moderate to the Court. He's repeatedly said he wants to nominate justices in the mold of Clarence Thomas, who is arguably the most conservative Supreme Court Justice of the last 100 years. A recent study comparing justices' views to public opinion found that Thomas was more conservative than 97% of Americans. Earlier in the campaign, Romney named well-known conservative Robert Bork to be one of his lead advisers on the courts. Bork, you may recall, was nominated to the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan, only to be rejected by the Senate because of his extreme views on civil rights (he once claimed civil rights laws infringed white people's freedom of association ...
Kennedy in '87: "There should be no seat on the Supreme Court for Robert Bork." Read more about Sen. Edward Kennedy at ABCNews.com:
A Florida politician, Rick Kriseman, a Representative in the House of Representatives of the U.S. State of Florida, tells this story: I was talking with a good friend of mine, yesterday, who is supporting Mitt Romney. I said: “Let me ask you a question, did you think the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United was a good decision?” He said: “No.” “I said, I know I won't change your mind, but, have you considered the long term impact of Mitt Romney choosing, possibly, the next four Supreme Court Justices, since four are in their 70's?” He said: “No, I hadn't thought of that.” I then asked: “Do you know who heads Romney's judicial advisory committee?” He again said: “No.” I answered: – “Robert Bork.” People, this is really important. Without an independent judiciary, our democracy will not survive. Do we REALLY want Robert Bork to be the one making judicial recommendations to our President? I sincerely hope not. I have been screaming from the rooftops, not only this electio ...
National Journal: "Don’t expect Romney to select a moderate justice for the Supreme Court who could morph into a liberal in the fashion of the retired David Souter. The candidate has said he supports a strict reading of the Constitution-- and his Justice Advisory Committee is cochaired by none other than Robert Bork, the conservative firebrand who was denied a seat on the Court during the Reagan administration. On his website, Romney pledges he’ll send to the Court nominees in the mold of Justices Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas." bit.ly/Sd6xlv
John Fund writes on NRO: Arlen Specter, the veteran senator from Pennsylvania who died yesterday at age 82, often infuriated conservatives. He was the leading Republican against the confirmation of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, he engaged in raw pork-barrel politics, and he was one of only three...
I'm embarrassed for my country that we are comparing Joe Biden and Paul Ryan at all, much less calling it a draw. There can be no draw, there is no contest. Joe Biden is the 15th-longest serving Senator in history. Biden was a long-time member and former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. His strong advocacy helped bring about U.S. military assistance and intervention during the Bosnian War. He opposed the Gulf War in 1991. He voted in favor of the Iraq War Resolution in 2002, but later proposed resolutions to alter U.S. strategy there. He has also served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dealing with issues related to drug policy, crime prevention, and Civil Liberties, and led creation of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and Violence Against Women Act. He chaired the Judiciary Committee during the contentious U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. That's only the beginning. What's more, Biden is thoroughly middle class & obviously believ ...
Mitt Romney gave us ample warning of what he would do to the Supreme Court's balance when he chose Robert Bork as the head of his judicial advisory team.
The onetime Supreme Court nominee, who once attacked Microsoft over antitrust, says competitors are 'seeking to use antitrust law' to punish Google. Meanwhile, the FTC is beginning to wrap up its probe. Read this article by Declan McCullagh on CNET News.
If you are a Republican and you didn't watch the debate you should download it. It will only heighten the joy that is spreading amongst R's from coast to coast. For my part, anyone that owes me money, pay up now! I have ammunition to buy. Next email is to the White House: no more solicitations for funds, ain't gonna defend you the way I have for 4 years, I am too embarrassed. Your bumper sticker is coming off the GT 500 as soon as I get my heat gun out. Replacing it with a "Gas, Grass, or *** sticker. Robert Bork is going to be recommending Supreme Court nominations. He says the First Amendment doesn't protect science, art, or literature. I always thought of the creative branch of lit. as an art form, but now, no need to quibble. I want them to come after my bumper sticker. That's how to continue the fight since we don't have a champion. Politically themed bumper stickers will be protected as political speech, but it won't matter because Mitt's repealing the estate tax and establishing the final triumph ...
We need to make sure Romney doesn't get in. Just one more reason. Mitt Romney has a very different vision for the Supreme Court. Campaigning in Puerto Rico earlier this year, Romney bashed Sotomayor -- who also happens to be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and the Court's third woman ever. Instead, he says he'd pick more justices like Thomas, Alito and Antonin Scalia, the core of the right-wing bloc whose decisions are systematically rolling back Americans' hard-won rights. He used to say that he'd pick more Justices like Chief Justice Roberts, but changed his mind when Roberts ruled in favor of the health care reform plan similar to the one that Romney himself had helped pilot in Massachusetts. So who would Romney pick for the Supreme Court? We've gotten a hint from his choice of former Judge Robert Bork as his campaign's judicial advisor. Bork's brand of judicial extremism was so out of step with the mainstream that a bipartisan majority of the Senate rejected his nomination to the Supreme Cou ...
Remember the debt ceiling hostage drama? Do we really want a Senate that would repeal Affordable Care Act & Dodd-Frank, and confirm Robert Bork for the Supreme Court...?
Last August, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced failed Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork as the co-chair of his “Judicial Advisory Committee.” Bork’s selection was a clear sign that, if elected, Romney will appoint hard right justices with little regard for how the Constitution protects...
Robert Bork and an originalist Supreme Court are part of "The Romney Package." Here's Bill Keller at NYT:
Bill Keller in the NYT warns us against the team of radicals that Romney will bring into the White House. Here is what Keller says about Romney's advisor on legal affairs. (Bear in mind that a single Supreme Court appointment by Romney will ensure a right-wing majority for a generation.) Appointing 85-year-old Robert Bork as co-chairman of his Justice Advisory Committee sent a clear message to the right: The Supreme Court will be all yours. Bork is the original originalist, champion of the doctrine that says the Constitution does not adapt to changes in society, spiritual father of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. A Reagan Supreme Court nominee, he was attacked (with justification) as a radical and denied confirmation; to conservatives he is a martyr and an oracle. Temperamentally, Romney might be tempted to nominate someone in the slightly less doctrinaire mold of Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. But to the hard core, Roberts is tarnished by his ruling in support of Obama’s health care plan. As my fr ...
I'm an Independent, but just contributed to Democratic Party because I fear Romney/Paul agenda much more than Obama/Biden one. One major issue I have with Romney/Paul is Robert Bork as Judicial adviser to Romney; Citizen's United and other Supreme Court decisions by a right dominated Court that will have vacancies among the centrists during the next President's term is reason enough for me to vote for Obama/Biden.
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We can’t let Mitt Romney and Robert Bork shape our Supreme Court. -- something to think about; is v. important
I was glued to the TV during the Robert Bork confirmation hearings. I believe he was one of the best qualified men every nominated to the Supreme Court. Here is his essay on why he and others in the legal profession are supporting Mitt Romney
Advice and Consent: Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork and the Intriguing History of the Supreme Court's Nomination B...
Many presidents leave their most enduring legacy to the nation in the justices that they name to the Supreme Court. So what inspired former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to name former Judge Robert Bork to co-chair his presidential campaign advisory committee on law, the Constitution, and the j...
A sampling of the reactionary views of Robert Bork, who Mitt Romney wishes were already on the Supreme Court.
In 1998, the Washington Post reported that “Federal judges are attending expenses-paid, five-day seminars on property rights and the environment at resorts in Montana, sessions underwritten by conservative foundations that are also funding a wave of litigation on those issues in the federal courts.” Funding for the seminars, run by a group called the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE), also comes from foundations run by companies with a significant interest in property rights and environmental law issues. One of the group's funders was the John M. Olin Foundation, which invested millions of dollars in the law and economic movement – endowing university chairs, funding think-tanks and providing early support for the Federalist Society, which was founded in 1982 by former Attorney General Ed Meese, controversial Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork and Ted Olsen—who years later would win the infamous Bush v. Gore case before the Supreme Court in 2000 and then go on to serve ...
Romney and the Bork-Mormon connection There is nothing wrong with Mitt Romney being a Mormon, and certainly nothing illegal about him choosing Robert Bork as head of his Justice advisory committee. However, there may be a connection between these two facts that demands explanation as follows: Robert Bork is well known for views supporting discrimination against blacks. He condemned the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause-based decisions that poll taxes are unconstitutional, saying "it was just a very small tax". Of course, poll taxes were specifically developed to keep blacks away from the polls. He also criticized as "unsurpassed ugliness" portions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that mandated equal access to business places (e.g. restaurants) for blacks. So racially bigoted were his views that his Supreme Court nomination was rejected by largest majority in the history of court confirmations. The resounding rejection came despite strong support from a popular and powerful nominating president, ...
NO CONDOMS FOR YOU: Mitt Romney has said that he wishes Robert Bork "were already on the Supreme Court." Bork rejects the line of decisions, beginning with Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), affirming the right of Americans to privacy in their procreative and reproductive choices. He denounces the Supreme Court's protection of both married couples' and individuals' right to contraception in Griswold and Eisenstaedt v. Baird (1972), declaring that such a right to privacy in matters of procreation was created "out of thin air."
Yesterday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) announced his presidential campaign’s “Justice Advisory Committee,” along with its co-chair Robert Bork. The Senate rejected Bork’s 1987 Supreme Court nomination in a bipartisan 58-42 vote, but Bork has since emerged as the slain martyr at the cen...
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