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  • Bad Judgment

    10/13/2013 8:19:21 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2013 | John Fund
    It’s been over a quarter-century since Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court became a defining moment in the confirmation of federal judges. Since the distinguished judge and former Yale Law professor was “borked” by demagogic personal attacks and blocked from the Court, confirmation battles have grown uglier and more protracted. John Lott, an economist who has written thought-provoking books on everything from gun control to the federal budget, says the pitched battles over court nominations are having real-world consequences. He argues that our federal courts are being intellectually degraded as politicians in both parties try to keep the brightest...
  • What I Would Do with Netflix if I Were Facebook and Just Acquired Them

    01/09/2013 2:01:35 PM PST · by publius321 · 6 replies
    "People LOVE to watch movies together. When I look back over my decades past, through various life stages, among the common memories I remember with pleasure are the "movie nights" with old friends. I know I'm not unique in that regard. I suspect there are tens of millions around the country, just like me who have moved far enough away from the old home town to make those get-togethers with old friends implausible. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has done a masterful job of re-creating the connections between old friends. These friends might not have otherwise stepped..." (continued)
  • Netflix Positioned for Subscriber Boom with Social Media Integration

    Having been a member of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) for several years, I utilized the discontinued feature that allowed for recommending films to friends and family. Surprisingly, it went beyond expectations as it essentially made every aspect of one's rental queue available to those invited into a customer’s friends list. Most people who would want to make recommendations would probably still want some degree of privacy but it seemed to be an "all or nothing" choice. After the service was discontinued by Netflix a few years ago, it seemed as though Netflix was... (continued)
  • NPR's Nina Totenberg Dumps on Bork's Death

    12/23/2012 7:47:19 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | December 23, 2012 | Tim Graham
    National Public Radio was quite good at historical re-enactment on Thursday night's All Things Considered. The Nina Totenberg obituary on Reagan's defeated Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork carried almost all the original liberal invective. She included then-Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales, who wrote "He looked and talked like a man who would throw the book at you, and maybe the whole country."
  • Bork’s Replacement

    12/20/2012 12:49:47 PM PST · by Shout Bits · 15 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 12/20/2012 | Shout Bits
    Yesterday the Hon. Robert Bork passed away. Bork was targeted politically and his Supreme Court nomination crushed because he was a Constitutional originalist (i.e. The Constitution means what it says in plain English based on the common sense language of the day - radical). The list of GOP Senators who voted against him is a who's-who of RINO traitors to liberty: John Chafee (RI, socialized medicine), Bob Packwood (OR, not so bad, but don't hit on your assistants outside the Oval Office), Arlen Specter (PA, wrong on nearly every issue every time. The worst GOP Senator ever), Robert Stafford (VT,...
  • Joe Biden Was Behind The Robert Bork Nomination Smear

    12/19/2012 6:42:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/19/12 | Staff
    Law: 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 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
  • Robert H. Bork 1927-2012, RIP

    12/19/2012 6:20:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 118 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/12 | Roger Kimball
    Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the the greatest jurists this country has ever produced, died early this morning from heart complications in a Virginia hospital near his home. He was 84. Bork was a national celebrity. Several years ago, my wife and I visited the Borks in Maine where they had taken a summer house off Somes Sound. I cannot count the times that total strangers would approach us at a lobster shack or park asking to shake the Judge’s hand and to assure him of their admiration and support. Bork’s celebrity was only partly conferred upon him by...
  • Hard Truths About the Culture War - Robert Bork

    03/17/2012 10:43:47 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 56 replies · 6+ views
    firstthings.com via Orthodoxy Today ^ | June/July 1995 | Robert Bork
    Moral liberalism and the decadence of culture. What began to concern me more and more were the clear signs of rot and decadence germinating within American society-a rot and decadence that was no longer the consequence of liberalism but was the actual agenda of contemporary liberalism. . . . Sector after sector of American life has been ruthlessly corrupted by the liberal ethos. It is an ethos that aims simultaneously at political and social collectivism on the one hand, and moral anarchy on the other. -Irving Kristol, "My Cold War" Equivocation has never been Irving Kristol's long suit. About the...
  • President Santorum - Cabinet Dream Team [UPDATE]

    02/25/2012 7:40:06 PM PST · by Dan.israel.2011 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    FReepers please post your President Rick Santorum Dream Team thoughts here. VP - Allen West or Marco Rubio Sec. Of Def Duncan Hunter Sr. not Jr. Or Jerry Boykin WH Press Sec Sarah Palin you betcha! Sec. Of State John Bolton ! Wow can you see the left explode! Fed Chair Herman Cain Sr. Advisor Newt if he helps Rick take out Romney WH Bathroom Cleaning Crew Chief Mitt Romney Attorney General Joe Arpaio Dept of Homeland Security - Gone - Now part of Justice Dept of Agriculture - Gone - Now a part of Interior. Dept of Health and...
  • One leftist's 'borking' remorse

    11/08/2011 4:52:45 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 8, 2011 | Editorial
    Late last month, as America was ignoring the 24th anniversary of the Senate's rejection of conservative jurist Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, something extraordinary happened: New York Times columnist Joe Nocera admitted the borking of Judge Bork spawned today's toxic political culture. "(R)arely has a failed nominee had the pedigree — and intellectual firepower — of Bork," Mr. Nocera wrote. Judge Bork held conservative opinions, but none could be "fairly characterized as extreme." That didn't deter then-Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., who denounced "'Robert Bork's America' as a place 'in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks...
  • 24 years ago today, Borking was born

    10/24/2011 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/23/2011 | William Jacobson
    24 years ago a new term was coined, “borking” or “to bork.” It is a tactic in which Democrats still revel, except when they feel they are on the receiving end at which point they cry foul. Borking is the complete politicization of the judicial nomination process, in which bad motives are imputed to purely legal positions. So if a judicial nominee believes that a particular issue is beyond the reach of the federal judiciary and properly for the political process, that nominee will have the worst motives imputed to him or her, including an imputed desire for bad results....
  • Robert Bork’s Romney Connection

    10/19/2011 9:52:17 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Lloyd Grove
    Meet Mitt Romney’s new top legal adviser... Bork says he has known Romney, the on-and-off-again Republican frontrunner, for the past decade and supported his candidacy last time around as well as during the current race. “I get an impression, a very strong impression, of competence,” Bork says, adding that “in addition to his undoubted skills as a businessman and a governor, Mr. Romney stands out as a leader.” Bork confides about his role in the campaign: “I’d like to be asked a question now and then for advice. But that’s about the extent of it.” As for his initial attraction...
  • A Country I Do Not Recognize

    05/27/2011 2:08:41 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 4 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-27-11 | AWOL Civilization
    Of all the manifold aspects of cultural decay, one of the most difficult to recognize is the corruption of constitutional law. When one thinks of the Supreme Court, or even of the judiciary overall, the image that comes to mind is a procession of old, graying men in black robes, blowing their noses into crusty handkerchiefs as they read dusty legal tomes. They sit on their lofty benches, refusing to budge from ancient precedent and the letter of the law. Humorless curmudgeons, they are capable of mercy only if the accused implores them, crying his eyes out in the process....
  • The History and Meaning of the Ninth Amendment

    12/29/2010 4:11:44 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 23 replies · 3+ views
    George Mason University Press ^ | 1993 | Randy E. Barnett
    The problem with putting the Ninth Amendment into effect today is that many no longer appreciate the Natural Rights that the Constitution's framers took for granted. Amendment IX: “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” There is little, if any, question that the rights retained by the people refer, at least in part, to what are called "Natural Rights" 11—that is, the rights people have independent of those they are granted by a government and by which the justice of governmental action is to be judged....
  • Kagan hearings are a sham

    06/30/2010 3:28:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 30, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    Elena Kagan thinks that the "Borking" of Robert Bork during his 1987 Supreme Court confirmation hearings would deserve a commemorative plate if the Franklin Mint launched a "great moments in legal history" dishware line. This isn't the time to rehearse the reasons why Kagan is wrong on that score. Still, one adverse result of the Bork hearings is worth dwelling on. Bork was the last Supreme Court nominee to give serious answers to serious questions. But because the left successfully anathematized him, no nominee since has dared show Borkian forthrightness. Consider Monday's high-court ruling: The Second Amendment right to own...
  • Bork Says Kagan Lacks ‘Mature Philosophy' Needed in a Justice; Says Court is Becoming 'Committee of

    06/23/2010 4:07:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    cns news ^ | 6/23/10 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – Former federal appellate judge and Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork said that Elena Kagan’s lacks the "mature philosophy of judging" needed to be a Supreme Court justice and that th Supreme Court is "drifting toward a committee of ideologues." In a Wednesday conference call sponsored by Americans United for Life, Judge Bork said that Kagan still displayed the tendencies of a young constitutional lawyer with “inflated dreams” of what constitutional law can and should accomplish.
  • Judge Robert Bork Blasts Elena Kagan

    06/23/2010 3:43:20 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/23/2010 | Ariane de Vog
    Judge Robert Bork, whose nomination to the Supreme Court went down in flames in 1987 after contentious confirmation hearings, said for the first time today that he is opposed to Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Court. "Ms. Kagan has not had the time to develop a mature philosophy of judging," said Bork in a conference call organized by Americans United for Life. "It is typical of young lawyers going into constitutional law that they have inflated dreams of what constitutional law can do and what courts can do," Bork said. "That’s the danger of Ms. Kagan that she hasn’t had...
  • Justice Stevens says he will 'surely' retire during Obama's presidency

    04/03/2010 1:56:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 1,922+ views
    Justice Stevens says he will 'surely' retire during Obama's presidency By Jordan Fabian - 04/03/10 04:47 PM ET The usually reticent with the press Justice John Paul Stevens gave two major interviews this weekend that provide new information about if and when he will retire from the bench. Speculation has arisen that Stevens, 89, will step down sooner rather than later. The White House is preparing for confirmation proceedings over the summer, the New York Times wrote Saturday. In an interview with the Washington Post, Stevens, who is considered a member of the liberal wing of the Court, Stevens said...
  • Do Democrats Commit Hate Crimes Against Black Republicans?

    04/01/2010 7:05:26 AM PDT · by illiac · 16 replies · 497+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 4/1/10 | Frances Rice
    Racists! That incendiary charge hurled by Democrats at Tea Party activists protesting against ObamaCare was shown to be totally false by Jack Cashill in his article "A Closer Look at the Capitol Steps Conspiracy". Given the Democratic Party's 150-year record of racist rhetoric and racial violence - from the days of slavery until today - it is astonishing to see Democrats sanctimoniously playing the race card.
  • Advise and contempt

    03/21/2010 2:19:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 358+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/21/10 | John Diaz
    Impeccable credentials are no defense against Republican obstruction tactics for Obama nominees waiting for U.S. Senate confirmation. The Republicans seem to be stalling the president's appointments simply because they can. They held up the nomination of Barbara Keenan, selected to become the first woman on the Virginia-based Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, even though there was no controversy about her qualifications, ideology or anything else - and the court was seriously shorthanded. Still, the nomination languished for months because of a GOP filibuster. She was ultimately confirmed, 99-0. These delay tactics go beyond the usual tit-for-tat when power shifts...
  • Antonin Scalia vs. John Paul Stevens

    01/23/2010 3:00:57 AM PST · by free1977free · 54 replies · 1,478+ views
    Counting the majority opinion and the various partial concurrences and dissents, today’s landmark First Amendment decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission clocks in a hefty 183-pages. But one thing that jumped right out while reading the dissent (it’s also a concurrence, in parts) written by Justice John Paul Stevens and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor, is Stevens' angry tone. He calls the idea that the First Amendment forbids distinctions between individuals and individuals organized as a corporation “a glittering generality” with no foundation in the law, and later declares, “Under the majority's...
  • Sotomayor Advised Critics Of Judge Bork - Group Also Helped ACORN!

    09/17/2009 11:22:36 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 41 replies · 1,981+ views
    WashTimes ^ | Tom LoBianco
    A legal advocacy group advised by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the 1980s actively opposed conservative Robert H. Bork's nomination to the high court calling him a "threat" to the "civil rights of the Latino community." The Senate went on to reject President Reagan's nominee in 1987. The revelation is included in 350 pages of documents the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund delivered to the senators late Tuesday evening. Judge Sotomayor worked for PRLDEF in various capacities from 1980 until she became a federal judge in 1992, spending most of her time as a board member. The...
  • Kennedy, Bork and the Politics of Judicial Destruction

    08/29/2009 2:20:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 421+ views
    NYTimes ^ | August 29, 2009
    August 28, 2009 Kennedy, Bork and the Politics of Judicial Destruction TOBIN HARSHAW The death of a public figure, especially a polarizing one, always makes things a bit dicey in opinionland. Do the detractors speak ill of the dead? Do the defenders pre-empt such criticisms, or does that just inspire the critics? In the case of Ted Kennedy, whose many accomplishments got due recognition everywhere, most chose to duck the fight on anything more problematic. There was comparatively little talk about a Harvard scandal, a very sad end to a first marriage or a controversial rape trial. Even among the...
  • Edward Kennedy's America

    08/26/2009 9:52:54 AM PDT · by lasereye · 6 replies · 420+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | August 26, 2009 | Scott Johnson
    The death of Senator Edward Kennedy from a malignant brain tumor superimposes somber intimations of mortality onto a frequently frivolous political scene. It puts us in mind us of what Wordsworth called the "fallings from us, vanishings" that ultimately reconcile us to our own mortality. As a young man Senator Kennedy became, as he is today, the pillar of a large extended family. We extend our sympathies to his family upon his death. Senator Kennedy became the lion of the Senate and of American liberalism. For better or worse, his legislative accomplishments have done much to shape the United States...
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
  • Robert Bork: Sotomayor Unqualified, Isn't 'Entirely Governed by Law'

    07/16/2009 10:01:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies · 1,771+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 14, 2009 | By: Jim Meyers
    Legal scholar and former U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork tells Newsmax he doesn't believe court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's assertion that she is "entirely governed by law," as he believes she should be. In an exclusive interview, he also said Sotomayor, who's going through confirmation hearings before a Senate panel, should be disqualified from consideration because of a statement she made. And Bork stated that the Roe v. Wade decision has been the "most dangerous" the Supreme Court has ever made because it has "embittered our politics." See Video: Judge Robert Bork discusses Sonia Sotomayor and the Senate hearings -...
  • Group advised by Sotomayor campaigned against Bork (Puerto Rico based LatinoJustice PRLDEF)

    07/01/2009 2:21:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 799+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/09 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON – A Puerto Rican civil rights organization advised by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor campaigned against seating conservative Robert Bork on the high court in the late 1980s, according to new documents that shed light on the group that's become a key focus of Republicans questioning Sotomayor's fitness to be a justice. The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund officially opposed GOP nominee Bork in 1987, "because of the threat he poses to the civil rights of the Latino community," its president reported in one of several documents from the group that the Senate Judiciary Committee released Wednesday....
  • The View From 1987; Decrying judicial activism (Repubs should be clear what Soto's problems are)

    06/22/2009 7:42:54 PM PDT · by Liz · 2 replies · 346+ views
    NEWSWEEK ^ | Jun 20, 2009, NEWSWEEK June 29 edition | Stuart Taylor Jr.
    Robert Bork says choosing Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court was 'a bad mistake.'Excerpt: His name has become a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary: if you've been blocked from appointment to public office, you've been "borked." Robert Bork was derailed in 1987 by a hostile Senate. Bork sat down with NEWSWEEK for a rare interview. Pres Obama has spoken of empathy as his key standard for choosing judicial nominees. What do you think of that approach? .......at a minimum it means you want a judge who will depart from the meaning of the constitution when a sympathetic case...
  • The View From 1987 Robert Bork

    06/22/2009 2:46:27 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 6 replies · 636+ views
    His name has become a verb, one so crisp and eloquent that it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary: if you've been blocked from appointment to public office, you've been "borked." The term's namesake is Robert Bork, whose path to the Supreme Court was derailed in 1987 by a hostile Senate. As Sonia Sotomayor braces for the same firing line, Bork, 82, sat down with NEWSWEEK for a rare interview. Excerpts: Was it your view that the law on abortion should be left totally to the democratic process? I oppose abortion. But an amazing number of people thought that...
  • Thomas More for Our Season

    06/21/2009 10:01:01 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 4 replies · 318+ views
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | 6/22/09 | Robert H. Bork
    The continuing contemporary interest in Thomas More (1478-1535) is hardly to be accounted for by popular fascination with sixteenth-century English politics or even by admiration for a martyr to a religious cause no longer universally popular. St. Thomas More (1477-1535) More lived, as we live today, in a time of rapid social and cultural unraveling. The meaning of his life, at least for us, is not so much his worldly success and religious piety, extraordinary as both of these were, but rather the courage and consistency with which he opposed the forces of disintegration. The culture war of the early...
  • CARTOON: The Senate GOP is All Bark and No Bork

    05/28/2009 1:12:50 PM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 25 replies · 1,139+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | May 28, 2009 | William Warren
  • Dems Have Set Precedent for the “Borking” of Nominees

    05/27/2009 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 557+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-09 | Mike's America
    No one suggests that the GOP should sink this low. But they also need not fear to ask tough questions of Sotomayer!Within 45 minutes of the July 1st announcement by President Reagan that he had selected Robert Bork to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court Senator Ted Kennedy took to the Senate floor and unleashed this fireball of hate. The speech was telecast live on national TV: SEN. KENNEDY: "Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in...
  • In Praise of Robert Bork on Law and Culture

    05/04/2009 2:16:23 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 33 replies · 1,227+ views
    Part 3 of a symposium on the career of Judge Robert Bork and the publication of A Time to Speak. Part 1. Part 2.When Slouching Toward Gomorrah appeared, it bore on its dust jacket a few words of mine praising the book and its distinguished author: “The ideological triumph of liberalism among American elites, far from bringing the individual and social enlightenment it promised, has produced unprecedented decay. The principal victims of this decay are the poorest and most vulnerable among us, those most in need of a healthy culture. Bork courageously and boldly states these truths. A judge as...
  • Judge Robert Bork - February 13, 8pm - EWTN

    02/13/2009 12:25:24 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 492+ views
    EWTN ^ | February 13, 2009
    February 13Judge Robert Bork discusses concerns about potential infringement upon religious freedom under the new administration
  • Jurist (R. Bork) predicts ‘terrible conflict’ will endanger U.S. Catholics’ religious freedom

    01/21/2009 4:46:45 AM PST · by fabrizio · 97 replies · 3,613+ views
    Washington DC, Jan 21, 2009 / 03:19 am (CNA).- Former Supreme Court nominee Judge Robert Bork has predicted that upcoming legal battles will have significant ramifications for religious freedom. He names as issues of major concern the continued freedom of Catholic hospitals to refuse to perform abortions and the likely “terrible conflict” resulting from the advancement of homosexual rights. Speaking in an interview published Tuesday by Cybercast News Service, Judge Bork discussed the contentious nature of modern politics. “Everything is up for debate these days. I can’t think of anything that isn’t,” he said. “You are going to get Catholic...
  • After Words with Robert Bork (CSPAN2 10PM)

    01/17/2009 11:35:03 AM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 5 replies · 369+ views
    cspan website ^ | January 17, 2009 | n/a
    Robert Bork talked about his book A Time to Speak: Selected Writings and Arguments (Intercollegiate Studies Institute; November 15, 2008). The book collects more than sixty articles from the past forty years on topics ranging from President Nixon to St. Thomas More, from abortion to antitrust policy, and from civil liberties to natural law. It also includes several of his judicial opinions and transcribed oral arguments. He was interviewed at his home in McLean, Virginia, by guest interviewer Eugene Meyer. Robert H. Bork is the author several books including Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline and The Tempting...
  • Biden VP Debate Gaffe - His Opposition to Robert Bork (1987) made Roe v Wade(1973) possible?

    10/02/2008 8:14:23 PM PDT · by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh · 32 replies · 1,181+ views
    Senator Biden said the following during the 10/2/08 VP Debate: And it didn't take me long -- it was hard to change, but it didn't take me long, but it took about five years for me to realize that the ideology of that judge makes a big difference. That's why I led the fight against Judge Bork. Had he been on the court, I suspect there would be a lot of changes that I don't like and the American people wouldn't like, including everything from Roe v. Wade to issues relating to civil rights and civil liberties.
  • The Borking of Sarah Palin - Connecting the Dots

    09/02/2008 5:48:07 AM PDT · by BigBobber · 62 replies · 235+ views
    Vanity | 9-2-2008 | Me
    There is something curious about the release of traffic and court records about Sarah and Todd Palin over the last 48 hours. Who released this information over the Labor Day weekend, when all government offices were closed? Why did McCain/RNC send a team of lawyers to Alaska to "investigate" the release of information? Why did Sarah Palin suddenly hire a personal lawyer in regards to the "troopergate" investigation? Is it possible the release of information was not legal? Was it done by the state police or other people in the Alaska government who are enemies of Palin? What if the...
  • Biden is no threat to Obama - but no asset (William Rees-Mogg)

    08/25/2008 3:24:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 106+ views
    Times of London ^ | 08/25/08 | William Rees-Mogg
    Biden is no threat to Obama - but no asset In rejecting Hillary Clinton for a politician with a murky record, the presidential candidate may have lost the White House William Rees-Mogg Joe Biden has one crucial qualification to be the next vice-president of the United States, at least in the eyes of Barack Obama. He is not Hillary Clinton. Mr Obama has made the opposite decision to the one made by another young and relatively inexperienced Senator in 1960. John F.Kennedy distrusted and detested Lyndon Johnson, but he asked him to become his running- mate in the election because...
  • McCain: Bork Was No "Maverick Jurist"

    07/08/2008 2:05:44 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 59 replies · 324+ views
    www.rightwingwatch.org ^ | May 5, 2008 | www.rightwingwatch.org
    McCain: Bork Was No "Maverick Jurist" John McCain is planning to be in North Carolina tomorrow where he is scheduled to give a speech on judicial nominations: John McCain’s campaign said Friday that Fred Thompson and Sam Brownback will join the presumptive GOP nominee in North Carolina next week for a major speech on judicial appointments. Both Thompson and Brownback have endorsed the Arizona senator, and both Republicans presented themselves throughout the Republican primary battle as “consistent conservatives,” particularly regarding social issues and judicial appointments. The speech, to be held Tuesday at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, will be just...
  • Bork: “I don’t think that Senator McCain or Governor Huckabee deserves to be called a conservative.”

    01/11/2008 4:32:44 PM PST · by Def Conservative · 112 replies · 815+ views
    Judge Bork said that if one of them is the nomination, the conservative moment is in trouble, because "neither one of them is remotely a conservative."
  • Bork Endorses Romney

    12/16/2007 3:45:22 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 35 replies · 580+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/15/07 | Newsmax
    Noted conservative jurist Judge Robert Bork endorsed Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States Saturday.Joining Romney for President, Judge Bork said, "Throughout my career, I have had the honor of serving under several Presidents and am proud to make today's endorsement. No other candidate will do more to advance the conservative judicial movement than Governor Mitt Romney. He knows firsthand how the judicial branch can profoundly affect the future course of a state and a nation. I greatly admired his leadership in Massachusetts in the way that he responded to the activist court's ruling legalizing same-sex 'marriage.' His...
  • Is Romney becoming the choice of mainstream conservatives?

    12/15/2007 10:08:14 AM PST · by linuxster · 91 replies · 153+ views
    Judge Robert Bork has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. He explains: No other candidate will do more to advance the conservative judicial movement than Governor Mitt Romney. He knows firsthand how the judicial branch can profoundly affect the future course of a state and a nation. I greatly admired his leadership in Massachusetts in the way that he responded to the activist court's ruling legalizing same-sex 'marriage.' Our next President may be called upon to make more than one Supreme Court nomination, and Governor Romney is committed to nominating judges who take their oath of office seriously and respect the...
  • Judge Robert Bork Endorses Mitt Romney

    12/15/2007 7:14:36 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 302 replies · 985+ views
    Race42008.com ^ | December 15, 2007 | Jason Bonham
    Joining Romney for President, Judge Bork said, “Throughout my career, I have had the honor of serving under several Presidents and am proud to make today’s endorsement. No other candidate will do more to advance the conservative judicial movement than Governor Mitt Romney. He knows firsthand how the judicial branch can profoundly affect the future course of a state and a nation. I greatly admired his leadership in Massachusetts in the way that he responded to the activist court’s ruling legalizing same-sex ‘marriage.’ His leadership on the issue has served as a model to the nation on how to...
  • Ted Kennedy’s America. The Borking of American politics.

    10/26/2007 6:03:28 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 37 replies · 218+ views
    NRO ^ | October 26, 2007 12:00 AM | By Jonah Goldberg
    If you think American politics have gotten nastier, crueler, and more symbolic over the last 20 years, blame Ted Kennedy. This month marks the 20th anniversary of the borking of Judge Robert Bork, Ronald Reagan’s failed Supreme Court nominee. And it was Ted Kennedy’s bilious bugle blast that brought the man down. Almost immediately after Reagan nominated Bork, Kennedy pulled himself off his barstool and proclaimed: “Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could...
  • Scooter Libby: A Funny Thing Happened On His Way To Jail

    06/09/2007 8:08:49 PM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 18 replies · 936+ views
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | June 9, 2007 | Leibowitz
    Last week Judge Reggie Walton sentenced Scooter Libby to 30 months in the federal penitentiary for allegedly lying about a crime that never occurred and didn't exist. While everything about the case qualifies as script material for The Twilight Zone, acknowledging plot contributions from both Kafka and Heller, the newer developments owe more to One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. *** What is newly very apparent is the personal animus that Judge Walton has displayed towards those who have sprung to Libby's defense. *** Judge Walton's order allowing the 12 to file their brief was short, formulaic, curt. It contained...
  • Catholic Converts - Robert H. Bork , American Jurist (Catholic Caucus)

    02/19/2007 6:27:20 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 2,006+ views
    LRC ^ | February 19, 2007
    Robert H. Bork (1927-    ): American jurist, Yale law professor, U.S. Solicitor General (1973-77), judge for federal Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C. (1982-88), Supreme Court nominee, resident scholar at American Enterprise Institute; converted in 2003 from Protestant background Robert Bork, the Culture War, and the Catholic Church Judge Robert Bork, a conservative legal and judicial champion well-known to American readers, was received into the Catholic Church on July 21, 2003, at age 76. Most readers will remember Judge Bork because of his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. An outspoken conservative, Bork was...
  • (April 2003) BENCHING BORK -- Robert Bork as recess appointee if Dems refuse Bush nominations?

    11/08/2006 2:50:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 37 replies · 1,060+ views
    NOTE: I believe that one of the many reasons the Dems won last night was because of the President's failure to stand up and fight them. And the GOP senate failed to fight them. No decent judge is going to be confirmed in the next two years. Bush could show that he is not going to kowtow by nominating good solid judges who believe in the Constitution and, if the Dems fail to confirm qualified judges, he needs to recess appoint. Can you imagine how the conservative base would stand up and cheer if Robert Bork went to the bench...
  • Robert Bork on Scalia & Capital Punishment

    04/04/2006 4:09:13 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 14 replies · 1,113+ views
    FIRST THINGS ^ | Oct. 2002 | Robert H. Bork
    Justice Scalia’s argument about the death penalty has two aspects. The first concerns the duty of the judge; the second has to do with the respect owed by Catholics to the Pope’s call for the virtual abolition of the penalty in Evangelium Vitae. As to the first, the duty of the judge, there can, it seems to me, be no reasonable disagreement. The Constitution several times explicitly recognizes capital punishment, leaving legislatures free to choose or reject that sanction. Most American legislatures have chosen it. By what warrant, then, can a Justice of the Supreme Court abolish what the Constitution...
  • Issues Raised by Robert H. Bork in Coercing Virtue

    04/04/2006 4:32:39 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 15 replies · 633+ views
    How liberals are using international law to promote their agenda and create a boomerang effect in the United States:  By creating novel new international laws, the New Class hopes to outflank American legislatures and courts by having liberal views adopted abroad (by foreign governments and organizations such as the United Nations) and then imposed on the United States.This approach is working. These new laws boomerang back to the United States; courts now cite the decisions of foreign courts in “interpreting” our Constitution.  Radical decisions on social issues, values, religion, and speech that are made by foreign legislatures and courts...