Thursday, December 20, 2012

Robert Bork, 1927-2012

Robert Bork, famous for his contentious Supreme Court nomination and his originalist view of judging, died yesterday from complications of heart disease.

Wall Street Journal Law Blog

New York Times

Now that exams are drawing to a close, perhaps you'd like to learn more about Robert Bork?  The Moritz Law Library has many books by and about him, including:

The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself, by Robert Bork

Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges, by Robert Bork

Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, by Robert Bork

A Time to Speak: Selected Writings and Arguments, by Robert Bork

Advice and Consent: Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork, and the Intriguing History of the Supreme Court's Nomination Battles, by Paul Simon

Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America, by Ethan Bronner

Matters of Principle: America's Rejection of the Bork Nomination, by Mark Gitenstein

Originalism in American Law and Politics: A Constitutional History, by Johnathan O'Neill

Essays in Honor of Judge Robert H. Bork, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Spring 2008 (at HeinOnline)