Holding court

The United States Supreme Court has changed a lot over the decades, but here are two major turning points in modern history: Justice Harry Blackmun writing into the Constitution a right to privacy that somehow subsumes a right to terminate life in a mother’s womb; and the shameful confirmation hearings of Judge Robert Bork that turned into a defamation of a fine judge’s work and good man’s reputation. And created the new lexicon of the political process by which we all know what it means ‘to Bork’ a candidate….