Judge Robert H. Bork has joined Hudson Institute as a distinguished fellow. He will write from Washington, D.C. on judicial activism and contemporary American culture.
We are thrilled that Judge Bork, one of our nations leading jurists, is joining Hudson Institute, said Hudson Institute President Herb London of the appointment.
Bork most recently served American Enterprise Institute as a senior fellow. He says of the move, I have decided to join Hudson Institute because it seems to me to display a profound concern for the direction of our culture and to publish the best writings on that subject. The increasing polarization within all Western nations, commonly called the culture war, is reflected in every sector of life law, religion, science, education, journalism, and popular entertainment, to name but a few. Hudson provides a strong voice in the ongoing debate about these matters.
Judge Bork served as Solicitor General from 1973 to 1977; acting Attorney General from 1973 to 1974; and Circuit Judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1982 to 1988. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States on July 1, 1987. Confirmation was denied by the Senate on October 23 of that year. In February 1988 he resigned as Circuit Judge and joined the American Enterprise Institute from which he resigned in November 2003. Judge Bork served as the Alexander M. Bickel Professor of Public Law at YaleLawSchool from 1962 to 1981 with time off to serve as Solicitor General. He is currently a professor at the Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Tad and Diane Taube Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Bork obtained both his J.D. and his B.A. from the University of Chicago.
He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline(1996), reissued with an afterword (2003) and The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law(1990). He also authored The Antitrust Paradox (second edition 1993). His most recent book, Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges (2003), examines judicial activism and the practice of many courts, national and international, that decide matters not committed to their authority. He has written numerous magazine, newspaper, and law review articles.
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