Skip to comments.Judge Robert Bork - February 13, 8pm - EWTN
Posted on 02/13/2009 12:25:24 PM PST by NYer
Judge Robert Bork discusses
concerns about potential infringement
upon religious freedom under the new administration
He started in private practice in 1954 and then was a professor at Yale Law School from 1962 to 1975 and 1977 to 1981. At Yale, he was best known as a "law and economics" scholar. Bork developed his theories of constitutional law while professor at Yale Law School, where he was Alexander M. Bickel Professor of Public Law. His work emphasized remaining faithful to the text of the Constitution and to the "original understanding" of the framers. He is also an exponent of "neutral principles" of constitutional law, a concept that attempts to separate constitutional interpretation from partisan politics and ideology.
He was Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1972 to 1977 and acting Attorney General of the United States from 1973 to 1974. Bork has argued 41 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. At the height of the Watergate controversy, as the third-highest official in the Department of Justice, he implemented President Nixon's order to dismiss Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Bork then appointed Leon Jaworski to succeed Cox.
Bork was a circuit judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1982 to 1988, and was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1987. While universally acknowledged as an accomplished scholar, lawyer and judge, he was strongly opposed by various political groups and the Senate rejected Bork's confirmation with a 58-42 vote. Subsequently, he became a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He now researches Constitutional law, antitrust law, and cultural issues. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers about American society and law. In the Fall of 2004 Judge Bork joined the faculty of the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law as Distinguished Professor of American Law and Culture.
that should be interesting.
|Judge Robert H. Bork, Professor of Law|
Judge Bork has served with distinction as a judge, lawyer, scholar, government official, and law professor. Early in his career, he was an associate and partner with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis before joining the faculty at Yale Law School. During the 1970s, Judge Bork held the positions of United States Solicitor General and Acting Attorney General. He subsequently served as a United States Court of Appeals judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Formerly a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, Judge Bork is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and the Tad and Dianne Taube Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. The author of numerous books and articles, he has also appeared on many national television programs. Judge Bork teaches at Ave Maria School of Law during consolidated periods in the fall and spring semesters. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago. Judge Bork is on leave during the 2008-2009 academic year.
While he was on the premanent faculty of Ave Maria School of Law, he was a visiting professor for one year at U. of Richmond.
He remains a tenured faculty at Ave Maria.
God bless Judge Bork!
thanks, I’ll watch it.
How are things going to get the Law School moved to Ave Maria, FL?
I think everything is going well.
IIRC, the ABA should make its decision regarding approval of the move (any major change ina shool requires ABA approval in order to retain accrediation) very soon. “It is considered highly likely that the ABA will acquiesce to the planned move to Naples in 2009” (see
The school has stated it won’t move without ABA approval, and I think the ABA decision is the only thing that could prevent the school’s move.
So far, none of the mud that the school’s detractors have thrown at it has stuck. Of course the negativity is damaging enough, but this is akin to accusing someone of being a wifebeater - the accusation itself causes all the damage. And the accusers - sadly - knew that to be true and made the accusations ou of spite rather than right.
The naive (at best) legal counterpart to the "bipartisanship" myth of politics.
I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth." - Revelation 3:15-16
Great show, and on his human side, he likes his martini’s and rob roy’s.