Conservatives have tried for decades to turn Robert Bork into some
kind of martyr, and portray Democrats as extremist for refusing to
confirm Bork to the Supreme Court. We all owe the Senate of 1987 a
debt of gratitude for keeping that amoral extremist off the high
That Nixon promised him a Supreme Court seat is not at all surprising.
But no one should ever forget Bork's disgraceful conduct in firing
Archibald Cox. Robert Bork was a disgrace to the Bar.