Judge Robert Bork in September 1987, at the Senate hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court.
December 19, 2012 His 1987 nomination hearing was a hotly contested battle of ideas. "On a whole host of subjects, from individual privacy to civil rights, he defied the conventional wisdom and said the Supreme Court had been wrong," NPR's Nina Totenberg has said. The Senate turned Bork down by a vote of 58-42.
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