How Bork's 1987 Nomination Muted Supreme Court Nomination Hearings (via Retro Report)

How Bork's 1987 Nomination Muted Supreme Court Nomination Hearings

The contentious 1987 Senate confirmation hearings that led to the rejection of Robert H. Bork as a  Supreme Court nominee fundamentally changed the nomination process. Since then, nominees to the Court have revealed almost nothing about their judicial philosophy, leaving open questions about their positions on issues that may come before the court.

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