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Robert Bork


Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Former Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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A Country I Do Not Recognize: The Legal Assault on American Values

A Country I Do Not Recognize: The Legal Assault on American Values

by Robert Borkvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, August 1, 2005

During the past forty years, activists have repeatedly used the court system to achieve social and political change. On both the domestic and international fronts, they have accomplished substantive policy results that could not otherwise be obtained through the ordinary political processes of government both in the United States and abroad. In five insightful essays, the contributors to this volume show how these legal decisions have seriously undermined America's sovereignty and values.

ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER: A Conversation with Robert Bork

with Robert Borkvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 16, 2003

There are often said to be two competing schools for interpreting the meaning of the Constitution. On one side are those who believe that the meaning of the Constitution must evolve over time as society itself changes. On the other side are those who insist that the original intent of the framers of the Constitution—what they wrote and what their intent was in writing it—is all that matters. Robert Bork is firmly in the latter school. We asked him to explicate his understanding of the U.S. Constitution, using recent Supreme Court decisions as case studies.

The Soul of the Law

by Robert Borkvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The task for legal conservatism? To preserve what we have and to regain as much as possible of what we have lost—a society that attains a more wholesome balance between the freedom of the individual and the legitimate demands of community. By Hoover fellow Robert H. Bork.