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Robert Bork, Polarizing High Court Nominee, Dies

Famed conservative jurist died of heart complications
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2012 9:07 AM CST

(Newser) – Robert Bork, the conservative judge whose 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court sparked a political brawl and ended in failure, died today of heart complications, reports Fox News. He was 85. Bork was a solicitor general who became acting attorney general under Richard Nixon during the height of the Watergate scandal. "He was, simply, a great jurist and an exceptional man," writes Andrew McCarthy at the National Review. (Read more Robert Bork stories.)

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