Tort Reform Bork Sues For 1 Million Dollars

robert-bork.jpg  This story epitomizes the modern conservative movement. They are filled with Frank Luntz talking points, but when it comes down to actual life experiences...well....I give you Judge Robert Bork:

Judge Robert Bork, one of the fathers of the modern judicial conservative movement whose nomination to the Supreme Court was rejected by the Senate, is seeking $1,000,000 in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, after he slipped and fell at the Yale Club of New York City. Judge Bork was scheduled to give a speech at the club, but he fell when mounting the dais, and injured his head and left leg. He alleges that the Yale Club is liable for the $1m plus punitive damages because they "wantonly, willfully, and recklessly" failed to provide staging which he could climb safely.

Judge Bork has been a leading advocate of restricting plaintiffs' ability to recover through tort law. In a 2002 article published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy--the official journal of the Federalist Society--Bork argued that frivolous claims and excessive punitive damage awards have caused the Constitution to evolve into a document which would allow Congress to enact tort reforms that would have been unconstitutional at the framing:...read on (h/t Matt)

He can sue, but you can't. Scooter can lie and obstruct justice, but you can't. Here's a clip of the very creepy Judge Bork on H&C back in May of 2005:

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Sure, some conservatives are very sincere in their beliefs, but when you have the NRO and Fred Thompson crying to Bush about pardoning Scooter Libby and now Bork suing for dollars---then you know they aren't serious about their positions or the rule of law.


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