Robert Bork

30Robert Bork Quotes

American Public Servant born on March 01, 1927,

Robert Heron Bork was an American legal scholar who advocated the judicial philosophy of originalism. Bork served as a Yale Law School professor, Solicitor General, Acting Attorney General, and a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated him to the Supreme Court, but the Senate rejected his nomination... (source)

The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left. view quote

Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely another way of describing the basic American plan: representative democracy. view quote

The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law. view quote

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance. view quote

I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself. view quote

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable. view quote

Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere. view quote

In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge. view quote

It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel. view quote

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