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Robert Bork

Robert H. Bork (1927–2012) was an American jurist and legal scholar. Over his long and distinguished career he served as Solicitor General (1973–1977), Attorney General (October 1973–December 1973), and judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit(1927–2012). He was a Yale Law School professor and a Distinguished Scholar at the Hudson Institute.

Among his best known works are Slouching Towards Gommorrah (1996), Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges (2003), and A Time to Speak: Selected Writings and Arguments: (American Ideals & Institutions) (2008).

article archive

Restoring justice | February 2013

An excerpt from Robert H. Bork’s forthcoming memoir, Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General (Encounter Books).

An eye for talent | May 2012

From "Remembering Hilton Kramer."

Enforcing a | February 2006

On Stephen Breyer's Active Liberty.

Olympians on the march: the courts & the culture wars | May 2004

On the “liberal transformation” of the judiciary in America.

Dismantling the law | November 2002

A review of Courting Disaster: The Supreme Court And The Unmaking Of American Law by Martin Garbus.

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