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So let's -- if they -- like he was a judge.
Whose 1987 nomination by president Ronald Reagan to the Supreme -- -- an epic battle that changed the politics of picking judicial nominees.
But friend and colleague Bernard under brands -- says Robert -- career.
Can't be defined by his failed Supreme Court -- or even the role he played in Watergate instead -- Work should be remembered for a different reason the dean of the ave Maria university School of Law joins us right now from -- good morning -- you -- Good morning Steve you never made it to the Supreme Court but he is the contributions to America -- great.
Well that's right you know he.
Rather than just -- picking up and going home and going and isolation after the defeat.
He actually started a new career.
He became one of our leading public intellectuals.
And commentators on culture and his books slouching towards -- -- attempting to America.
Have become classics so his insights in terms of our culture I think we're very important short and -- many -- And when you -- -- putting together the -- Maria law school.
Antonin Scalia I have read said today.
You need somebody big try to get more and -- asked him four times and he said no no no one Talley said yes and that really made a big difference for you didn't.
-- it did in -- have it precisely right.
And the fourth time the time that he said yes.
Was when Tom Monahan who was the founder and -- of our law school he and I were driving for a press conference to announce the school.
We decided to try and the judge one more time.
And we did and he said yes and there it.
Whose history for us sure and and the great thing about having him as a part of history teaching the law students here at ave Maria was.
-- he could recount things that he actually was witness to for instance aside from him becoming a verb and getting Bork.
By the senate.
But there's -- misconceptions about what his role was with Watergate because.
He was part of this Saturday night massacre were a couple of guys got fired and people said he was a bad guy but actually.
His intention was to do something better than simply carry out president Nixon's request.
Well that's correct in fact he saved the Justice Department from going into chaos he was the last person in the chain of command there were only three.
And the first two Elliot Richardson the attorney general and his deputy bill -- house resigned.
And so it let him there was only judge port at that time solicitor general board.
And he had to do something and in fact it's not well known.
Although he has a -- that he.
He was working on that I hope still comes out where he points out that Elliot Richardson Richardson himself said Bob you've got to stay there because someone.
Has to take care this place to -- He did fire Archibald Cox but he replaced him with Leon Jaworski and Leon Jaworski did a wonderful job as a special prosecutor -- and -- we thank you very much for joining us today from Naples quarter remembering judge Bork who died.
This past week thank you sir thank thank you.
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