Alliance Defending Freedom President Alan Sears on passing of Judge Robert Bork

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The following statement may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom President, CEO, and General Counsel Alan Sears regarding the passing of Judge Robert Bork:

“Judge Robert Bork stands as a constitutional giant of our generation, indeed, one of the greatest legal minds and tireless defenders of religious freedom in American history. Judge Bork has had a dramatic impact on our nation, on its legal culture, and on the minds and hearts of many of its finest judges, law professors, students, and attorneys. Perhaps his greatest mark was the restoration of scholarship on Originalism, which has helped preserve the ingenious framework for freedom forged by our nation's founders that many others in the legal profession had hoped to toss into the dustbin of history. I was one of those at-the-time-young lawyers inspired and shaped by the important work of Judge Bork, and will continue to walk a trail largely blazed by this American hero. Not only was Judge Bork a man of great professional accomplishment and cultural influence, he was a man of kindness, compassion, and integrity. On behalf of Alliance Defending Freedom, I offer heartfelt sympathy and prayers for Mary Ellen and the rest of Judge Bork's precious family. He will be missed, but impossible for us—and for the nation—to forget.”
Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund) is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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