Toobin got it mostly right:
Postscript: Robert Bork, 1927-2012
Jeffrey Toobin / News Desk
Robert Bork, who died Wednesday, was an unrepentant reactionary who was on the wrong side of every major legal controversy of the twentieth century. The fifty-eight senators who voted against Bork for confirmation to the Supreme Court in 1987 honored themselves, and the Constitution. In the subsequent quarter-century, Bork devoted himself to proving that his critics were right about him all along….
No disrespect intended, to be sure, but just as certainly, no particular respect for the passing of Robert Bork’s pity-party, and the puerile partisan posturing of his sycophants and would-be admirers. Just listen to them bray:
Robert H. Bork, 1927-2012
Roger Kimball / Roger’s Rules [Pajamas media]
Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the the greatest jurists this country has ever produced, died early this morning from heart complications in a Virginia hospital near his home. He was 84. — Bork was a national celebrity. Several years ago …
Oh sheerest GARBAGE! Bork was an extremely disgusting jurist who found himself on the wrong side of history, made a cottage industry for a quarter century out of his “martyrdom” and has a term ascribed to him that supposedly means one thing but which ACTUALLY means quite another.
What is there to admire about Robert Bork?
Not much, actually.