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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

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    If Bork followed a directive from his superior in this case are you (or anyone) suggesting that he committed a prosecutable crime...?
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    If Bork followed a directive from his superior in this case are you (or anyone) suggesting that he committed a prosecutable crime...?
    Nixon's Attorney general, and his assistant were both shown the door for refusing to do what Nixon demanded of them. They knew it was illegal. As for it being a prosecutable crime? That's a very gray area, but one thing is for sure. Bork had no business sitting on the bench after doing his part to obstruct a criminal investigation, and the Senate made the right call. And, in the Nader vs. Bork decision, the courts DID say it was illegal.
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    If Bork followed a directive from his superior in this case are you (or anyone) suggesting that he committed a prosecutable crime...?
    It was not obstruction of justice. Based on promises made to Congress the special prosecutor got a special deal for what it took to fire him.

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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    In order to explain exactly why most critics of Bork are wrong it would be necessary to erect a wall of text that no one would wish to read. Suffice to say that in most cases where a critic says "Bork supported this unworthy thing", or "Bork opposed that worthy thing", Bork wasn't supporting or opposing what they say. His real concern was something else, usually some point of constitutional law. He was especially concerned about the limits of the federal governments power and the limits of judicial discretion.

    In any case, RIP.

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