The Nation: Bork: A Professor Caught in the Storm

Nominated last January by President Nixon to become Solicitor General in June, Robert Bork grew more and more impatient to get to Washington. He had taught at Yale Law School for more than a decade, and Washington, he told friends, was "going to be pure pleasure." It would offer "a lot of intellectual fascination." Last week was indeed a fascinating one for Bork. Having been catapulted into the position of Acting Attorney General as a result of the Cox affair, the professor who came to Washington to gain firsthand knowledge of the Supreme Court found himself at the center of a...

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