Lee Statement on Passing of Judge Robert Bork

December 19, 2012

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee released the following statement on Judge Robert Bork, who died this morning near his home in Virginia:

“Robert Bork was one of America’s greatest jurists and a brilliant legal mind,” said Lee. “He was an expert on issues ranging from antitrust to privacy laws and was deeply influential in promoting constitutional originalism.  Despite the unfortunate and unnecessary controversy surrounding his Supreme Court nomination, Judge Bork remained an inspirational figure for those seeking to enforce constitutional limits on the federal government.  My thoughts and prayers are with the Bork family.”