|Brilliant legal scholar Robert Bork died Wednesday at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., from heart complications. |
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Famous Words given by Robert H. Bork
Atheism doesn't equal intellectualism:
"The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes,
who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition.
They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance."
Morality needed for stability of a nation
"A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable."
Against Court changing meaning of the Constitution:
"The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review;
and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left."
"Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere."
"When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are legitimate and which are not, he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation, because all legislation makes distinctions."
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