The Public Interest

Robert Bork and the crime of inequality

Aaron Wildavsky

Winter 1990

WHEREAS other failed nominations to the Supreme Court have sunk from public view, the debate over Judge Robert Bork gains in intensity as if the state of the nation, and not merely the fate of an individual jurist, is at issue. Far from settling the matter, the Senates rejection of President Reagans first choice for the seat vacated by Lewis Powell has spurred renewed efforts both to justify and to condemn what was done.

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