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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Encounter Books; 1St Edition edition (March 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594036810
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594036811
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Bork deserves to be remembered by a grateful nation for the services he rendered in preventing disarray in the Justice Department at a moment of unprecedented assault on the rule of law, and for facilitating the removal of a president during Washington days that were darker than most people today can imagine. His book confirms the axiom that our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times.”

George Will

“Robert Bork was a remarkable American patriot. … Absolutely a fascinating book.”

Mark Levin

While certainly Judge Bork’s confirmation struggle was an important political inflection point, what he did for the life of the law in this country and in defense of the Constitution greatly overshadows that one moment.

Leonard A. Leo, Federalist Society

About the Author

Robert H. Bork, who died December 19, 2012, was the author of two New York Times best sellers, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline and The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law, and several other books, including A Time to Speak, Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges, and The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself. A Distinguished Fellow of Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., and formerly the Tad and Dianne Taube Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Bork served as the United States solicitor general from 1973 to 1977. Before becoming a partner in the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, Bork served in the United States Marine Corps. He taught for nineteen years at Yale University Law School and was named to the Alexander M. Bickel Chair of Public Law in 1980. Bork was the circuit judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1982 to 1988, and a distinguished scholar at the American Enterprise Institute from 1988 to 2003. At the time of his death, he was a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute.

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Interesting insights into Nixon and Agnew also!!
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Educational and entertaining while making a valuable contribution to the subject.
Richard B. Isham
I think Judge Bork can be confident that he indeed will be remembered this way.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Peter K. Redpath on March 22, 2013
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I pre-ordered Saving Justice when I learned Judge Bork left us with a final book before his passing away this past December. I eagerly awaited the book's arrival and it did not disappoint. Bork's account of his time in the Solicitor General's office and how he had to hit the ground running upon his arrival is fascinating reading. The book doesn't claim to be a history of the Nixon administration or a history about Richard Nixon. It's simply a retelling of episodes that occurred while Bork was a member of the Nixon Administration during 1973-1974. Bork notes: "For those who find their vocation in the law, the solicitor general position is truly a dream job, and is particularly pleasant in quiet times. I, however, was to hold the position in the most interesting of times." This book recounts those times and is a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Humorous anecdotes about Richard Nixon almost visibly recoiling at the first sight of Bork's reddish beard, which resembled those that anti-war protesters wore at the time are particularly amusing. Nixon prodding Bork about teaching at Yale, equally amusing: "A Yale professor with a beard, that's worth a body search right there!" Fortunately Bork talked Nixon out of the search. Bork goes on to give his firsthand accounts of Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre and other adventures.

The Epilogue is a nice finish to the book. In it, Judge Bork writes about the farcical nature of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and discusses how he responded to Senator Alan Simpson on the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings: "I would like to leave a reputation as a judge who understood constitutional governance and contributed his bit to maintaining it in the ways I have described before this committee.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ronald H. Clark VINE VOICE on April 29, 2013
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Whatever one may think about Judge Bork (who died on December 19, 2012), and believe me I have had my moments, the core essential truth about him shines throughout this brief book: he was first of all always a teacher, whether at Yale, while in the Department of Justice, on the D.C. Circuit bench, or while serving in conservative think tanks. I found this, presumably his last book, extremely fascinating. This is because he writes with his usual clarity and precision; injects some examples of his infectious and subversive sense of humor; and makes sure the reader understands what in his view the actual facts were, let the chips fall where they may.

While the book is obviously concerned in part with Watergate, there is much more to indulge in here as well. He first takes the time to educate the reader a bit on the office of the Solicitor General, about which I have found few non-Washington types are familiar. Bork then discusses how he got the job of SG, including his few interactions with President Nixon. Bork observations on Nixon, throughout the book, I found extremely interesting and much more perceptive that most of the material I have read on the President. A particularly interesting discussion involves when Justice Douglas (no hero to Bork) enjoined the continued bombing of Cambodia and how SG Bork was able to neutralize this action with the help of the remainder of the Supreme Court.

While the main event, Watergate, is developing, SG Bork becomes involved in the investigation and resignation of Spiro Agnew. The possibility of dual impeachments of the President and VP is the background overhanging Bork's actions during this episode. Even more pressure arises when he is invited to undertake the role of Nixon's lead defense counsel. When it rains, it pours, as they say.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By BP Mills on February 25, 2013
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I read an excellent excerpt of this in the Feb New Criterion magazine (my favorite periodical) and loved it. Had to have it. The writing was elegant, and straight forward, and I didn't get the feeling that there was any BS. Very exciting to read about what was going on behind the scenes in the Capital in the 70s.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Paul MD on March 22, 2013
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I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Judge Bork's offerings over the years, and this book, like his others, did not disappoint. R.I.P. Judge Bork.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas E. Patton Jr. on April 23, 2013
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This book almost read like an action or spy novel while at the same time giving an account of history as it occurred in the Nixon administration. I highly recommend it.
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Enjoyed the firsthand insight

Tired of teachings of Bork, lacks humility

Thank God he never got confirmed for the Supreme Court, the original ism of the constitution and the senate did
Their job
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By Carol on March 18, 2014
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I always wanted to know more about the background of this great person and Judge, and found the book very informative. Our Congress ought to be ashamed of themselves for not confirming him to the Supreme Court.
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I am not a fan of the politics of Robert Bork, but frankly revisited some of my thoughts after reading this.

A little self-serving, but does present a point of view that is not commonly understood or communicated.

A must read for Watergate studies.
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