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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert H. Bork Narrator: Robert H. Bork Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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On July 1, 1987, Judge Robert H. Bork was nominated to the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan - but by October 23 of that year, his confirmation was denied. In this candid account of his experiences, he describes the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing from his point of view. He also expounds on his view of politics versus the law, which he was able to see in action, close up, during the second half of 1987. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tjarman | 1/11/2014

    " Great book that shows the importance of having judges who apply the law and do not create it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Peebles | 12/29/2013

    " An important book about a bad view of Constitutional theory. Bork is the best advocates of the school of originalist interpretation of the constitution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivencio | 12/2/2013

    " never thought i'd relish reading a book i was so prepared to dislike. would never look at 'substantive due process' and the 'equal protection clause' with the same reverential attitude i acquired from those long ago constitutional law classes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald | 12/9/2012

    " Simply a masterpiece. One of the reasons I went to law school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shar | 6/20/2012

    " I found this quite interesting at first...but, after a while...hum. (I'm glad it is you, Jeff) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug May | 4/26/2012

    " Very revealing insights into the confirmation debacle that I personally listened to from gavel to gavel. The late Edward Kennedy and Joe Biden are exposed for the rogue and bafoon the respectively was/is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MS | 5/16/2010

    " scholarly look at constitutional law, also details his hearings "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 8/16/2008

    " I read this book based on a recommendation from a lawyer friend. I am not aware of the cases / constitution to really appreciate Bork and his views. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Jordan | 6/13/2008

    " Best exposition of originalism. Bork shows that if you abandon originalism, you must also abandon the separation of powers. A thoughtful, brilliant work, even if you disagree with his argument. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 2/11/2008

    " A must read for anyone who wants to understand the nuts and bolts of our political battles over judges and the Supreme Court. Agree with him or not, you will understand the issues much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas Bundy | 4/14/2007

    " Unbelievable book. Best I have read on Constitutional law. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christa Levko | 5/12/2006

    " Disgustingly conservative "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myron | 11/9/2003

    " Strict construction of the US Constitution is a principle that is dying. Positivists on the bench are nullifying the values of the country's founding and usurping the States who are the only rightful amenders. A good read to law and government students and cultural documentarians. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles Blumberg | 6/12/2000

    " Should be required reading for every political science, us gov't, and law student. Part I and III are a good read...Part II is a little more tedious and harder to read for someone from a non-legal background. "

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About the Author

Robert H. Bork (1927–2012) received his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Chicago. He was a partner at a major law firm, taught constitutional law at Yale Law School, served as solicitor general and as acting attorney general of the United States, and served as a United States Court of Appeals judge. He was also the author of the bestselling The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law.