Let me add to some of the tributes that have been paid below to Robert Bork, one of the great legal minds of his, or any, generation. A slightly longer version of these thoughts can also be found at Fox News.
The mainstream obits* focus on Bork's failed nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987, but they utterly fail to convey the fact that Bork ultimately won the war. This is true both in a tactical sense -- his Senate lynching galvanized legal conservatives, doubling the Federalist Society's budget in short order -- but also in an intellectual sense.
In 1987, the concept of originalism was regarded as a fringe theory; publicly denounced by Justice Brennan, and scoffed at as an ill-considered attempt to "channel" the secret thoughts of the Founding Fathers. In his many speeches and writings -- particularly The Tempting of America -- Bork laid out a detailed program of originalism, accessible to a general audience. He also articulated the important principle that originalism seeks to apply the original public meaning of the text, not the secret intentions of the Founders.
Today, you won't hear a Supreme Court Justice belittle originalism. At the far left of the Court, Justice Breyer will only go so far as to say that "text and history" are not the only tools at a judge's disposal. You'll never hear a Supreme Court nominee declare his or her support for the "Living Constitution." But you will hear nominees praise the Framers and original meaning. In her confirmation hearings, Elena Kagan went out of her way to stress that the justices should apply original meaning whenever feasible -- "we are all originalists" she said.
Granted, Kagan and her colleagues on the left may sometimes (often?) betray these expressed sentiments. However, the first step in our long battle to revive original meaning is to win the court of public opinion. And in that court, originalism is killing.
*When I say "mainstream obits" I do not include the vile Jeffrey Toobin piece that Mollie mentioned. That utterly graceless piece is, alas, a perfect reflection of Toobin's mediocre intellect.