Legal Scholar Robert Bork Dies

Matt Vasilogambros
December 19, 2012

American legal scholar Robert Bork, who was nominated by Ronald Reagan for the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Wednesday morning. He was 85.

  • The Senate rejected Bork’s nomination to the high court following objections from civil rights groups over his views of the federal government and voting rights.
  • Conservatives blamed his failed nomination on partisanship.
  • During the 2012 election, Mitt Romney made Bork the chairman of his Justice Advisory Board.
  • Bork died in Virginia from heart disease.