Posted by Jared R. Callister on December 19, 2012
Robert Bork died this morning at the age of 85. He was nominated by Ronald Reagan to serve as a Justice of the US Supreme Court but faced fierce opposition (albeit, unjustified) in the Senate. He was not confirmed and ultimately resigned as an appellate justice.
After retirement he wrote several books. Two of which are on my top ten list of favorite books: Slouching Towards Gomorrah and the Tempting of America. Despite the unfair attacks he suffered he was reportedly always good-natured and upbeat.