Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:52 PM
brooklynite (28,321 posts)
If Robert Bork HAD been named to the Supreme Court...President Obama would be naming his replacement
Can you imagine the reaction of the right wing?
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If Robert Bork HAD been named to the Supreme Court...President Obama would be naming his replacement (Original post)
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #9)
Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:55 PM
hifiguy (32,561 posts)
12. Quite a few.
Bork was not merely to the right of Kennedy, he was well to the right of Uncle Ruckus and even Scalia. As unbelievable as it may sound his judicial philosophy made Scalia look like Lewis Powell or Sandra Day O'Connor, but it's the truth.
Bork was flat out fucking insane. He believed the First Amendment applied solely and exclusively to political speech and that speech or publications on any other topics could be censored or restrained for whatever reason. He also stated in an article in the Indiana Law Journal that neither radio, television nor motion pictures were covered by the First Amendment. Robert Bork was a monster and the closest thing this country has ever seen to Roland Freisler. See link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Freisler
Response to brooklynite (Original post)
Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:55 PM
Dem2TheCore (220 posts)
3. As nice as that sounds,
we also would have 25 years of precedent written by Justice Robert Bork. No thanks.