Robert Bork, RIP

Fox News is reporting that former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork passed away this morning at the age of 85. He really leaves two legacies — one of his creation, and one not.

The first is his status as one of the leading lights of a conservative legal movement that began developing a coherent voice thanks to his generation of scholars and jurists.

The second, of course, is the legacy of his (non)confirmation process itself, which marked the beginning of a transition towards a much more partisan, contentious style when it came to confirming Supreme Court nominees.

Leave us your thoughts and remembrances in the comments.