Former Federal Judge and Conservative Icon Bork Dies

Federal Judge Robert Bork died early Wednesday in Arlington, Va., from complications from heart disease at the age of 85, the Washington Post reports. Known as a conservative icon, Bork was famously known for firing Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the “Saturday Night Massacre” of 1973, and whose failed nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987 sparked an enduring political schism.

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