Robert Bork, the conservative judge and scholar whose 1987 nomination by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court sparked an epic battle which has defined Senate judicial politics ever since, has died at age 85.The Senate voted to reject Bork’s nomination by a vote of … Full story
Oct. 23, 1987: The Senate rejected President Ronald Reagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, Robert Bork. NBC’s Tom Brokaw and John Dancy report.
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1987 file photo, former President Gerald Ford, left, introduces Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Robert Bork, as the Senate Judiciary Committee began confirmation hearings on the nomination on Capitol Hill. Ford praised Bork as being "uniquely qualified" for the post
FILE - DECEMBER 19, 2012: It was reported that Robert Bork, a former solicitor general and Supreme Court nominee, which failed in 1987, died due to heart complications at 85 on December 19, 2012. WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 01: Former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork