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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—July 1



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1987—Minutes after President Reagan’s announcement of his intention to nominate Judge Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court, Senator Teddy Kennedy races to the Senate floor to deliver his vicious smear of Bork:

Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is—and is often the only—protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy.


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