Legal scholar and former federal judge Robert Bork, who is perhaps best known for his failed bid to be confirmed for the Supreme Court, has died at the age of 85. MSNBC’s Chris Jansing reports.
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