On Bork’s Tempting of America

by Ramesh Ponnuru

I look back at Bork’s great defense for The Claremont Review of Books.

The Bork debacle set back the cause of constitutionalism on the Court by a generation. His book can nonetheless be said to have begun its recovery. It was the fair hearing that Bork and his ideas never received from the Senate. One mark of the book’s influence is how familiar many of these ideas now seem.

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