Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Robert Bork really was a dangerous nutcase.

Ed Brayton catalogs the bizarreness of Bork.

Nobody can call this guy an "originalist," or a guy who says the constitution should be interpreted "exactly as it says."

Brayton's best example:

"Constitutional protection should be accorded only to speech that is explicitly political. There is no basis for judicial intervention to protect any other form of expression, be it scientific, literary, or that variety of expression we call obscene or pornographic. Moreover, within that category of speech we ordinarily call political, there should be no constitutional obstruction to laws making criminal any speech that advocates forcible overthrow of the government or the violation of any law."

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