Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General



❮Download❯ ➸ Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General Author Robert H. Bork – E17streets4all.co.uk In June , Judge Robert Bork was plucked from a quiet life of academia at Yale University and planted in the tumultuous soil of constitutional crisis by a Nixon administration barreling toward collapse In June , Judge Robert Bork was plucked Watergate, the PDF/EPUB æ from a quiet life of academia at Yale University and planted in the tumultuous soil of constitutional crisis by a Nixon administration barreling toward collapse From the ousting of Vice President Spiro Agnew to the discharge of the Watergate special prosecutor, an event known as the Saturday Night Massacre, Saving Justice offers a firsthand, insider account of the whirlwind of events that engulfed the administration during the last half ofand the first few Saving Justice: PDF/EPUB or months ofThis important volume provides a revelatory look into the inner workings of the Justice Department during some of the most consequential months of the Nixon administration.Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General

Robert Heron Bork was an American legal scholar Watergate, the PDF/EPUB æ who advocated the judicial philosophy of originalism Bork served as a Yale Law School professor, Solicitor General, Acting Attorney General, and a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit In , he was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, but the Senate rejected his nomination Bork hadsuccess as an antitrust scholar, where his once idiosyncratic view that antitrust law should focus on maximizing Saving Justice: PDF/EPUB or consumer welfare has come to dominate American legal thinking on the subject.

Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre and
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  • Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General
  • Robert H. Bork
  • 18 May 2018
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10 thoughts on “Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General

  1. says:

    A few minutes after I finished reading Robert H Bork s Saving Justice Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General Oliver Stone s 1995 flick Nixon showed up on cable and we managed to watch the entire movie It was a treat, as is every movie directed by Stone While not always agreeing with Stone s idiosyncratic approach to movie making, I never fail to find insights available nowhere else There was archival footage of the red bearded Pittsburgh nat A few minutes after I finished reading Robert H Bork s Saving Justice Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General Oliver Stone s 1995 flick Nixon showed up on cable and we managed to watch the entire movie It was a treat, as is every movie directed by Stone While not always agreeing with Stone s idiosyncratic approach to movie making, I never fail to find insights available nowhere else There was archival footage of the red bearded Pittsburgh native Bork and I was reminded of his crucial role as the designated hit man who as acting attorney general fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox in 1973 during the Saturday Night Massacre segment of the Watergate incident.Bork, who died at age 85 on Dec 19, 2012, is one of my heroes, to the disgust of many of my liberal friends yes, I have a few His savaging by Sens Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden during the 1987 Supreme Court hearings made me recoil in disgust at members of my former party and confirmed my decision in 1980 to vote for a Republican presidential candidate Ronald W Reagan for the first time in my life When I learned that his memoir was due to be published this month by Encounter Books, I told publicist Lauren Miklos to send me a review copy The savaging of this gentle and patriotic he joined the Marine Corps at age 17 and served with distinction appeals court judge and law professor led William Safire of The New York Times to possibly attribute the first use of Bork as a verb to The Atlanta Journal Constitution of August 20, 1987 Safire defines to bork by reference to the way Democrats savaged Ronald Reagan s nominee, the Appeals Court judge Robert H Bork Bork, of German and Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, has a lot of fun with Richard Nixon s reaction to his beard Beards were unheard of in the Nixon administration when he reached out to Yale University to name Bork solicitor general, the No 3 person in the Justice Department and the official responsible for handling appellate cases before the Supreme Court Perhaps Nixon was sensitive to facial hair because of his five o clock shadow but probablylikely he associated beards with hippies, and his opponents Given Nixon s hatred of Ivy League professors, I was surprised that he picked Bork, but even his enemies are willing to concede that Nixon often chose outstanding people for his cabinet.In June 1973, Judge Robert Bork was plucked from a quiet life of academia at Yale University and planted into the tumultuous soil of constitutional crisis by a Nixon Administration on the verge of collapse From the ousting of Vice President Spiro Agnew to the discharge of the Watergate Special Prosecutor, Bork recounts his personal experiences as a member of the Administration during the last half of 1973 and first few months of 1974 Bork also includes further reflections on his unsuccessful nomination to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan thirteen years later.I have a long memory and forgiveness doesn t come easily to me Mea culpa I rejected John McCain as a presidential candidate because of his involvement as a member of the Keating Five in the savings and loan scandal of the 1980s and I decided after 1987 that I would never support Ted Kennedy or Joe Biden in any of their presidential or vice presidential campaigns Bork s best friend and fellow Yale faculty member Alexander Bickel is a liberal, which shows the decency of Bork According to the Wikipedia entry on Bork 24 years after Bork s nomination was rejected, in 2011, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera claimed that t he Bork fight, in some ways, was the beginning of the end of civil discourse in politics The anger between Democrats and Republicans, the unwillingness to work together, the profound mistrust the line from Bork to today s ugly politics is a straight one Nocera cited Democratic activist Ann Lewis who acknowledged that if Bork s nomination were carried out as an internal Senate debate we would have deep and thoughtful discussions about the Constitution, and then we would lose Regardless of your political views, read Saving Justice for its contribution to political history You may change your view of Robert Heron Bork

  2. says:

    Meh Bitter and arrogant and not very insightful.

  3. says:

    This was an interesting brief memoir from Bork including personal accounts of his tenure as Solicitor General, Acting Attorney General, and Supreme Court Nominee It also included unique reflections on President Nixon and figures within the Nixon administration along with general thoughts on the role of law and the judiciary in American society It was definitely a worthwhile short read.

  4. says:

    Nice foreshadowing to our current Presidential crisis Bork, with interesting purely legal comments at times, and other party oriented jabs gives a pretty concise picture of the whole Saturday Night Massacre Just something to think about.

  5. says:

    The thesis of this book is that by being willing to execute Nixon s directive to fire Cox, as opposed to the two people at DOJsenior than he, Robert Bork saved the Justice Department And very little else OK, Robert, whatever you say.

  6. says:

    Very timely for the current presidency.

  7. says:

    Robert Bork, AB 48, JD 53AuthorFrom the author In June 1973, Judge Robert Bork was plucked from a quiet life of academia at Yale University and planted in the tumultuous soil of constitutional crisis by a Nixon administration barreling toward collapse From the ousting of Vice President Spiro Agnew to the discharge of the Watergate special prosecutor, an event known as the Saturday Night Massacre, Saving Justice offers a firsthand, insider account of the whirlwind of events that engulfed the a Robert Bork, AB 48, JD 53AuthorFrom the author In June 1973, Judge Robert Bork was plucked from a quiet life of academia at Yale University and planted in the tumultuous soil of constitutional crisis by a Nixon administration barreling toward collapse From the ousting of Vice President Spiro Agnew to the discharge of the Watergate special prosecutor, an event known as the Saturday Night Massacre, Saving Justice offers a firsthand, insider account of the whirlwind of events that engulfed the administration during the last half of 1973 and the first few months of 1974 This important volume provides a revelatory look into the inner workings of the Justice Department during some of the most consequential months of the Nixon administration

  8. says:

    A breezy and somewhat self effacing look at Bork s role in the Watergate drama, and how actually staying the course at least by those officials who weren t totally corrupt was likely the best policy for ensuring national stability.

  9. says:

    A short book of reminiscences, the last book Judge Bork ever wrote, provides an interesting slice of life back during the days of Watergate Recommended for political history and legal students.

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