Death of Robert H. Bork

March 1, 1927 - December 19, 2012
McLean, Virginia | Age 85

Conservative Legal Scholar and Supreme Court nominee
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MARK SHERMAN, The Associated Press

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Robert H. Bork, who stepped in to fire the Watergate prosecutor at Richard Nixon's behest and whose failed 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court helped draw the modern boundaries of cultural fights over abortion, civil rights and other issues, has died. He was 85.

Robert H. Bork Jr. confirmed his father died Wednesday at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. The son said Bork died from complications of heart ailments...

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