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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    I recall that buffoon Senator from Alabama, Howell Heflin, asking him, Bork, about his beard during the SC confirmation hearings. He also asked Bork if he was an atheist. Two questions that would never be asked on an application for 7-11. That Lion (Lush) of the Senate, Ted Kennedy also berated Bork minutes after his nomination became known.

    Flashback: Ted Kennedy 'Borking' Bork (1987) - YouTube
    Always liked Bork. Thought he got a politically motivated raw deal during the SC nomination process....


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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    My issue with Bork was not the way he was treated, although I felt he could have been treated better. I agree that he should not have been confirmed to the Supreme Court because, as a member of the Nixon administration, he was the one who fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, during the infamous "Saturday Night Massacre" that ended the investigation (temporarily) into Nixon's criminal activities surrounding Watergate. So, instead of upholding the Constitution, as he had sworn to do, Bork assisted in helping the Nixon administration obstruct justice. And for that reason, rather than reasons of ideology, it was proper to shoot down his nomination to SCOTUS.
    IMO, he should've been in the jail cell right next to G. Gordon Liddy for that.
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

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    IMO, he should've been in the jail cell right next to G. Gordon Liddy for that.
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    For the privileged, there is no jail, and sometimes they even get million dollar bonuses for breaking the law.
    Or even put up for nomination to the SCOTUS. Amazing.
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Exactly what law did Bork violate?

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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    Exactly what law did Bork violate?
    It was already mentioned earlier in this thead. Bork helped the Nixon administration attempt to cover up Watergate by obstructing justice. Bork, as part of the Nixon administration, became personally involved in this when he fired Archibald Cox, the Special Prosecutor who was investigating Nixon's attempt to cover it up.
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    Exactly what law did Bork violate?
    Nixon wanted the special prosecutor investigating Watergate fired. He told his Attorney General to fire him. He said "NO" because it was unconstitutional and quit. Then the next in line Nixon told to fire the special prosecutor... he said "NO" because it was unconstitutional and Nixon fired him for it. That's when Nixon dug deep and found a stooge that would fire the special prosecutor and his name was Bork.

    It's why they say that the Watergate crime wasn't near as bad as the attempted cover up of the Watergate crime.
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    I recall that buffoon Senator from Alabama, Howell Heflin, asking him, Bork, about his beard during the SC confirmation hearings. He also asked Bork if he was an atheist. Two questions that would never be asked on an application for 7-11. That Lion (Lush) of the Senate, Ted Kennedy also berated Bork minutes after his nomination became known.

    Flashback: Ted Kennedy 'Borking' Bork (1987) - YouTube
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    My issue with Bork was not the way he was treated, although I felt he could have been treated better. I agree that he should not have been confirmed to the Supreme Court because, as a member of the Nixon administration, he was the one who fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, during the infamous "Saturday Night Massacre" that ended the investigation (temporarily) into Nixon's criminal activities surrounding Watergate. So, instead of upholding the Constitution, as he had sworn to do, Bork assisted in helping the Nixon administration obstruct justice. And for that reason, rather than reasons of ideology, it was proper to shoot down his nomination to SCOTUS.
    I do not agree. Firing the special prosecutor was the legal prerogative of the President. He absolutely upheld the Constitution. I admire him for it.

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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Nixon wanted the special prosecutor investigating Watergate fired. He told his Attorney General to fire him. He said "NO" because it was unconstitutional and quit. Then the next in line Nixon told to fire the special prosecutor... he said "NO" because it was unconstitutional and Nixon fired him for it. That's when Nixon dug deep and found a stooge that would fire the special prosecutor and his name was Bork.

    It's why they say that the Watergate crime wasn't near as bad as the attempted cover up of the Watergate crime.
    It was not unconstitutional.

    Bork did the right thing for the right reason.

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