Skip to comments.The View From 1987 Robert Bork
Posted on 06/22/2009 2:46:27 PM PDT by ventanax5
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 I would outlaw abortion. They didn't understand that not only did I have no desire to do that, but I had no power to do it. If you overrule Roe v. Wade, abortion does not become illegal. State legislatures take on the subject. The abortion issue has produced divisions and bitterness in our politics that countries don't have where abortion is decided by legislatures. And both sides go home, after a compromise, and attempt to try again next year. And as a result, it's not nearly the explosive issue as it is here where the court has grabbed it and taken it away from the voters.
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Puts to rest the lie that overturning Roe would outlaw abortion.
No, if you viciously lie about someone in order to block them from public office, they have been "borked".
That is why I support a Constitutional Amendment and also the efforts to define human life as beginning at conception.
I never heard that one before, but I like it.
He should have been on the Supreme Court.