October 2, 1987
In 1987, conservative Appeals Court Judge Robert Bork was nominated by Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court. After a strong campaign by liberals, including Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), against Bork’s nomination, the US Senate voted 58-42 not to confirm him for the high court. This program aired three weeks before the Senate vote.
Ellen Hume, Wall Street Journal
Jack Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Haynes Johnson, Washington Post
Charles McDowell, Richmond Times-Dispatch
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