Robert Bork

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Birthday
1, 1927
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Dec 19, 2012 (85)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1927
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Dec 19, 2012 (85)

About

Legal scholar who was nominated for the Supreme Court in 1987 but had his appointment derailed by left-leaning groups who disagreed with his philosophy.

Before Fame

Serving as a legal scholar, he advocated the 'originalist' view of the constitution, which held that only the values explicitly written in to the constitution should be followed.

Trivia

He served as the Acting Attorney General of the United States under President Richard Nixon after the previous Attorney General resigned rather than carry out Nixon's order to fire Archibald Cox, who was the Special Prosecutor for the Watergate scandal.

Family Life

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

Ronald Reagan named him to the Supreme Court in 1987, touching off the debate that came to shape politics for years to come.