On Trial: The Bork Nomination [Archive Collection]

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On September 11, 1987, the Federalist Society held a trial-style debate covering the debate surrounding the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. Titled "On Trial: The Bork Nomination," the event was televised on WXXI-TV in Rochester, New York.


  • Prof. Michael McConnell, University of Chicago Law School
  • Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School
  • Andrew Frey, Mayer, Brown & Platt
  • Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Alan Morrison, Public Citizen Litigation Group
  • Marcia Greenberger, Co-Founder, National Women's Law Center
  • Moderator: Morton Kondracke, Panelist, The McLaughlin Group


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