Bork's Confirmation Hearings Set the Pattern for Controversy in Supreme Court Nominations (1:21)

In 1987 President Ronald Reagan nominated conservative federal judge Robert Bork to fill a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. His nomination gave rise to heated public debate over judicial philosophy. Ultimately, Bork was not confirmed. But the fight over his nomination set the pattern for every high court nomination since then.

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