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.
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