Robert Bork Quotes

The choice of "fundamental values" by the [Supreme] Court cannot be justified. Where constitutional materials do not clearly specify the value to be preferred, there is no principled way to prefer any claimed human value to any other. The judge must stick close to the text and history, and their fair implications, and not construct any new rights.

Robert Bork
Robert Bork
  • Born: March 1, 1927
  • Died: December 19, 2012
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Public Servant

Robert Heron Bork was an American judge, government official and legal scholar who served as the 35th Solicitor General of the United States from 1973 to 1977. A professor at Yale Law School by occupation, he was a member of the Republican Party. He served as Acting United States Attorney General in 1973 and later as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In 1987 President Ronald Reagan nominated him to the Supreme Court, but the United States Senate rejected his nomination.