Flashback — Q&A With Judge Robert Bork: Moral Life of Nation Could be Decided by One Judge

Here is an excerpt from a CNSNews.com post from Sunday where they re-ran their 2009 interview with the late great Judge Robert Bork.

Here’s Bork (with emphasis added):

[T]he cures are longer term. They would involve replacing these judges with other judges. If it’s an elective system, when they come up for reelection, vote them out and get new judges. If it’s not, wait until they retire or die, and then get new judges. But as long as we insist upon treating judges as the final word no matter what they say, we’re in trouble.

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Bork: Oh, it’s up for debate. Everything is up for debate these days. I can’t think of anything that isn’t. But I think it’s true that that would be an infringement of the child’s best interests, which I suppose translates as his natural right. But we are going to see in the near future a terrible conflict between claimed rights of homosexuals and religious freedom. You are going to get Catholic hospitals that are going to be required as a matter of law to perform abortions. You are going to get Catholic or other groups’ relief services that are going to be required to allow adoption of a child by homosexual couples. We are going to have a real conflict that goes right to the heart of the society.

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CNSNews.com Editor in Chief Terry Jeffrey: Are you at all optimistic that the Supreme Court would uphold the right of Catholic hospitals not to coercively—

Bork: I don’t know. It depends upon Anthony Kennedy. Now, it’s a funny situation in which the moral life of a nation is in effect decided by one judge, because you have four solid liberal votes, four solid originalist votes, and one vote you can’t predict too accurately in advance.

Read the entire interview at CNSNews.com.

Here is the video of the interview:

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