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  A tribute to Robert Bork

Robert Bork, conservative icon, dead at 85

  Rachel Maddow reviews some of the more outrageous stories that comprise the legacy of conservative icon Judge Robert Bork, who died today at age 85.

From the Archives: Bork Supreme Court nomination rejected

  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.

In Remembrance: Sen. Daniel Inouye and Robert Bork

  Martin Bashir remembers the lasting legacies of rejected Supreme Court nominee, Judge Robert Bork and World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii.

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  Ex-federal judge Robert Bork dies at 85

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.

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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: Former Solicitor General Robert Bork Dies At 85
FILE: Former Solicitor General Robert Bork Dies At 85

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