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"The life of the law has not been logic. It has been experience. "--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Robert Bork and Watergate

Bork was Solicitor General during Watergate. The unfilled vacancy of Vice President Spiro Agnew was hanging over the Nixon impeachment affair because that job seemingly had to be filled before you dared create another vacancy at the Presidential level. Because the new Vice President would likely become President, but everyone plausible was afraid to take the job. The Solicitor General wrote many of the key speeches. He died before his book of memoirs could be finished.

Originally published: Tuesday, May 21, 2019; most-recently modified: Tuesday, May 21, 2019