Judge Bork and the Case of the Misunderstood Ink Blot

by Ramesh Ponnuru

I have an article on the home page about a misguided complaint about the late judge.

One sometimes runs across claims that Robert Bork dismissed the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as an “ink blot” to be ignored — typically from libertarians who are criticizing this aspect of his judicial philosophy, or using it to criticize that philosophy generally. That’s not quite what he said, and what he did say is more than defensible.