It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. The ''massacre'' that occurred Oct. 20, 1973, was the action by Mr. Bork, then Solicitor General of the United States, in dismissing Archibald Cox as the Watergate special prosecutor. Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General by Robert H. Bork (Mar 12 2013), Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 August 2018. A federal district court subsequently ruled Cox’s firing illegal. A famous conservative, Robert Bork was Nixon's solicitor general and became acting attorney general during the "Saturday Night Massacre." 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We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. It is a slim volume indeed, and left me wanting to learn a lot more about him. The quieter Kennedy was eventually nominated and was unanimously confirmed.…. Does this book contain inappropriate content? In October of that year, under order of the president, Bork fired Cox, who had been appointed to investigate the Watergate scandal. Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 August 2018. These Kindle Books can only be redeemed by recipients in your country. He later wrote several books, including The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law (1990), Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline (1996), and Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges (2003). It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Nixon refused to comply with a court ruling that indeed he turn over his tapes and then ordered Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire Cox. Please enable cookies on your web browser in order to continue. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. It is a slim volume indeed, and left me wanting to learn a lot more about him. Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General eBook: Robert Bork, Robert H. Bork: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store His dad was Harry Bork, who worked for a steel company as a purchasing agent. 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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Pres. Robert Heron Bork was born on March 1st, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Something went wrong. Ronald Reagan in 1982 appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-H-Bork, The First Amendment Encyclopedia - Robert Bork, The United States Department of Justice - Biography of Robert Heron Bork. Unable to add item to List. From the ousting of Vice President Spiro Agnew to the discharge of the Watergate special prosecutor, an event known as the Saturday Night Massacre, “Bork deserves to be remembered by a grateful nation for the services he rendered in preventing disarray in the Justice Department at a moment of unprecedented assault on the rule of law, and for facilitating the removal of a president during Washington days that were darker than most people today can imagine. Archibald Cox, appointed as the Watergate Special Prosecutor demanded access to newly revealed White House tapes after Alexander Butterfield, the President’s Deputy Assistant acknowledged a taping system was installed by Nixon. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Was Capitalism Destined to Win This Election. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. 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