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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Robert Bork. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Robert Bork, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Robert Bork. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Robert Bork, often where they are interviewed.

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Robert Bork

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As the U.S. Senate moved closer to confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, we're reminded that not all nominees have such an easy ride.

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated appeals court judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. But after a contentious hearing, the Senate rejected Bork's nomination. And now, in fact, his name has become virtually synonymous with ignominious defeat, as in "he got borked."

One of the several times I interviewed him was in 1991, not long after David Souter was confirmed to a seat on the high court. As you'll hear in this interview.

Oct 23 2020 · 16mins
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Is This Robert Bork's Supreme Court?

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"To Bork" someone, according Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, is "to attack or defeat (a nominee or candidate for public office) unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification."

The phrase entered the lexicon after Ronald Reagan's nominee to the Supreme Court, Robert Bork, faced a bruising confirmation process in 1987. By all accounts, Bork was a qualified jurist, but Senate Democrats, then in the majority, feared his conservative ideology would swing the court to the far right. The result? A 42-58 vote to reject Bork's nomination divided mostly along party lines.

Bork's failed nomination foreshadowed partisan nomination battles for decades to come. No better example can be found than Barack Obama's pick Merrick Garland, who was denied even a hearing, less a vote.

As Senate Republicans inch closer to confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett days before the 2020 election, Major Garrett explores Robert Bork's failed nomination and how its legacy endures some thirty years later.

Oct 20 2020 · 23mins

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Episode 99 – Friedrich von Hayek and Robert Bork Part 3 (Podcast)

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Listen to the late U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork and the late Nobel Prize winner Friedrich von Hayek, as they engage in a lively discussion of the economic theories developed in von Hayek’s book, “Law, Legislation and Liberty,” in Friedrich von Hayek & Robert Bork Part 3. It was recorded in 1978.

Oct 15 2020 ·
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Episode 98 – Friedrich von Hayek and Robert Bork Part 2 (Podcast)

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Listen to the late U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork and the late Nobel Prize winner Friedrich von Hayek, as they engage in a lively discussion of the economic theories developed in von Hayek’s book, “Law, Legislation and Liberty,” in Friedrich von Hayek & Robert Bork Part 2. It was recorded in 1978.

Oct 08 2020 ·

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Episode 97 – Friedrich von Hayek and Robert Bork Part 1 (Podcast)

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Listen to the late U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork and the late Nobel Prize winner Friedrich von Hayek, as they engage in a lively discussion of the economic theories developed in von Hayek’s book, “Law, Legislation and Liberty,” in Friedrich von Hayek & Robert Bork Part 1. It was recorded in 1978.

Oct 01 2020 ·
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Classic Interview: Judge Robert Bork from 1987

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Judge Robert Bork was an American judge, government official and legal scholar who served as the Solicitor General of the United States from 1973 to 1977. A professor at Yale Law School by occupation, he later served as a judge on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1982 to 1988. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the U.S. Senate rejected his nomination. This interview is performed by Foster Braun and Produced by Kevin Collard

Sep 25 2020 · 17mins
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Friedrich von Hayek and Robert Bork in discussion / 1978

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Jun 30 2019 · 1hr 56mins
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Episode 6: Robert Bork - Slouching Towards Gomorrah

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Bork tells us in the introduction that Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a book about American decline and the mounting resistence to it - what he calls the culture war. The enemy for Bork is modern liberalism. In particular, he warns against the dangers of what he terms 'radical egalitarianism' and 'radical individualism.' Both trends undermine traditional morality. Bork argues that govt should play a role in upholding public morality and stemming the tide of moral relativism. He also sees religious faith as the foundation for morality.

Jan 12 2019 · 48mins
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Robert Bork’s America

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The Story Is....Robert Bork’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was a sure thing until it wasn’t.

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Sep 21 2018 · 32mins
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Robert Bork - Critic of Judges, Defender of Democracy

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American legal scholar Robert Bork is the author of "Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges". He is critical of the role of judges whom, he says, often become activists making up constitutional law themselves, thereby usurping the power that belongs to the people and their representatives. (Originally aired April 2002)
May 18 2012 · 27mins
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