Robert Bork

Judge Robert H. Bork – R.I.P.

Judge Robert Bork with President Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan and Judge Robert H. Bork

Judge Robert Bork has passed away.

Robert H. Bork, the conservative jurist who fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the “Saturday Night Massacre” in 1973 and whose failed nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987 sparked an enduring political schism over judicial nominations, died early Wednesday at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington of complications from heart disease. He was 85.

I recall meeting the judge at Pat Buchanan’s house in Virginia in 1990.

I was to have a photo taken with him but he insisted in getting rid of his drink and cigarette. Ha!

Unfortunately, the photo came out blurry.

However, his conversation was lively and impressive.