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Former solicitor general Robert Bork dies

December 19, 2012
By Mark Sherman , Associated Press

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) - Robert H. Bork, who stepped in to fire the Watergate prosecutor at Richard Nixon's behest and whose failed 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court helped draw the modern boundaries of cultural fights over abortion, civil rights and other issues, has died. He was 85.

 
 

 

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