The death was announced yesterday of Robert Bork, one of the most right wing figures in US legal history.
Famously his nomination to the Supreme Court was voted down by the US Senate after a lengthy campaign against his nomination led by Ted Kennedy.
Kennedy (at his very best) said
"Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, [and] writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government.”
Postscript: Robert Bork, 1927-2012 : The New Yorker