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"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Thursday, October 25, 2007 :::

Apparently, Tuesday - the 51st anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising - was also the 20th anniversary of the day "Bork" became a verb (outside of the Muppets' "Swedish Chef" segments, of course, in which "Bork" can be any part of speech).
Warren Burger summed it up for many when he described Mr. Bork as simply the best qualified nominee in the former chief justice's own professional lifetime--a span of years that included the appointments of such judicial luminaries as Benjamin Cardozo, Hugo Black and Felix Frankfurter. Such praise was no empty exaggeration.
The author goes on to back that up and discuss the aftermath.

From what I've heard of Bork, his judicial philosophy is a bit majoritarian for my taste, and I vaguely remember thinking he had a broader view of executive power than I did. But the argument that he was unqualified or out of the mainstream philosophically have not, as far as I've seen, been remotely backed up.

Maybe I've looked in the wrong places.

::: posted by Steven at 12:01 AM

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