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Defining The Real Robert Bork

Robert Bork is a centrist judge. An open-minded moderate, he decides cases with the same sense of detachment and fairness that marked the opinions of the man he...

A Bork Without the Bite

Judge Robert Bork, the fire-breathing right-wing ideologue who would wreak havoc on U.S. law, did not show up at the Senate Caucus Room last week. Neither did...

The Law According to Bork

As a gift when Robert Bork was named Solicitor General, his Yale law students gave him a construction worker's hard hat with his new title on it. That was , in...

The Road to Bork's Last Stand

Robert Bork was ready to give up. After a punishing confirmation ordeal, his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court faced near certain defeat as a majority of...

Gone With the Wind

Making the telephone call was something Senator Arlen Specter had dreaded but felt compelled to do. After Specter imparted his bad news to Robert Bork last week,...

Catching The Last

After nearly two decades of living on the relatively modest salary of a law professor and civil servant, Robert Bork went on a spending spree in 1981. Flush with...

The Battle Begins

All at once the political passions of three decades seemed to converge on a single empty chair: the Supreme Court seat vacated by Lewis Powell, a centrist who...

Ronald Dworkin

Ronald Dworkin was without question the leading legal philosopher of his generation. A 21-year-old Rhodes scholar, Dworkin, who died Feb. 14 at 81, arrived at...

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