The Law: Enter Professor Bork

Robert Heron Bork is not used to going unnoticed. Possessor of a jaunty red beard and a formidable conservative intellect, he was a natural standout among his faculty colleagues at Yale Law School, a longtime seat of liberal legal scholarship. He moved to Washington this summer as Richard Nixon's new Solicitor General, but so many other notable law professors swirled through town to advise on Watergate proceedings that Bork scarcely raised a ripple.

Now that is about to change. The Supreme Court begins its fall term on Oct. 1, and Solicitor General Bork is the man who will talk to the Justices...

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