Trying Out Ideas

In a series of half a dozen conversations with TIME Correspondent David Beckwith over the past ten weeks, Bork has shown unusual candor in discussing his views on the major issues that will be raised at the hearings. Excerpts:

On judicial restraint: People on both sides are painting me as a conservative activist, predicting I'll do revolting or admirable things. It's not true. I simply believe in judicial restraint. An activist is somebody who tries to run his own preferences into the law. I either don't have them, or I keep them out.

On his changing philosophy: I've changed my mind...

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