Judge Robert Bork, former Supreme Court nominee, legal scholar, and the conservative movement’s champion of originalism, died early this morning after a long battle with heart and pulmonary complications. His family reports that the funeral will be held on Saturday.
Bork endured one of the most vicious, coordinated attacks from the Left during his Reagan-era SCOTUS confirmation fight. How different might things have been in the era of blogs, Twitter, talk radio, and Fox News. The monopoly of the liberal narrative-setters helped doom Bork. But in the end, as Adam White wrote recently in Commentary, “Bork Won.”