Robert Bork, who Robert Kimball of PJ Media called "one of the the greatest jurists this country has ever produced," died this morning of heart complications. He was 84.
Ronald Reagan nominated Bork to serve on the US Supreme Court in 1987. But he was viciously smeared--Saul Alinsky style--by liberal Democrats and the mainstream media in and his nomination was rejected by the Senate.
Bork's judicial philosophy was rooted was based on heeding the US Constitution--but he was called an extremist by his enemies. It was his ideology. not his qualifications--Bork was a former solicitor general and a sitting appellate court judge--that doomed him.
We didn't know it then--but an unhappy era of Alinskyite attacks had begun.
Rest in peace.