The Agenda

Reflections on Robert Bork

Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic has a worthwhile post on the legacy of Robert Bork’s contentious confirmation battle and its legacy. Walter Olson, a libertarian legal scholar who was quite critical of Bork’s polemical turn in the 1990s, has a smart op-ed on Bork’s critique of the Warren Court. 

I should warn you that blogging will be a bit light as I get caught up on writing projects through the end of the year.

Reihan Salam — Reihan Salam is executive editor of National Review and a National Review Institute policy fellow.

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