A quarter of a century ago, a good and great man was slandered to maintain liberal judicial power. It was Vice President Joe Biden, who as a senator, led the injustices committed against Judge Robert Bork.
The Moron Has Been Rewarded Ever Since His Successful Attacks Against Bork
The Wednesday morning death of Bork, Ronald Reagan’s failed 1987 Supreme Court nominee, should make us think how much freer and better this country would be if Bork’s intellectual power and constitutional integrity had been present within the justices’ deliberations over the past 25 years.
Had Reagan nominated Bork to replace retiring Chief Justice Warren Burger in 1986, when Republicans enjoyed a 53-47 majority in the Senate, as many advised him to do, things might have gone differently. Instead, Bork faced a 55-45 Democratic majority the next year.