Former federal judge, U.S. solicitor general and acting attorney general Robert Bork, has died at age 85.
Judge Bork, a brilliant legal scholar was a conservative who endured the slings and arrows of a viciously coordinated attack from the left during his senate confirmation hearing. He was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987.
The term “Borking” came to describe the savage process to which the Democrats subjected Reagan’s Supreme Court nominee.
“The highest court in our land will not enjoy the services of one of the finest men every put forward for a place on its bench,” Reagan said after Bork’s defeat. “Judge Bork will be vindicated in history.”
A prolific writer, his best selling 1996 book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, exposed the radicalism that undergirds liberalism, identifying how it has become the major contributing factor in America’s social, cultural, and political decline.
Here is Robert Bork being interviewed in 2009 by Eugene Meyer, president of the Federalist Society, on his book, “A Time to Speak.” The book is a collection of Judge Bork’s writings over the past four decades. Click on the You Tube link to view.