Bork Nomination Day 7, Part 1

Professor Laurence Tribe testified against the nomination. He expressed strong concern that Judge Bork’s philosophy of… read more

Professor Laurence Tribe testified against the nomination. He expressed strong concern that Judge Bork’s philosophy of constitutional law limits the Supreme Court’s historic role of limiting government excesses and injustices. Tribe pointed out that he supported Reagan nominees O’Connor and Scalia and that he had no objection to Bork as a federal appeals court judge, where any decisions contrary to Supreme Court precedent could be overturned by the Supreme Court. Tribe admitted that Bork’s testimony cast doubts on whether Bork would implement his philosophy in Supreme Court decisions, but Tribe maintained that lifetime appointment makes the risk too great. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Bork Nomination Day 7, Part 1

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Senate Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 22, 1987

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  • Sep 22, 1987 | 9:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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