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Robert Bork

It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel.

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The right to procreate is not guaranteed, explicitly or implicitly, by the Constitution.

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Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion, which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept.

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A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable.

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Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment, failed when it became apparent that the good society cannot be achieved by unaided reason.

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Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely another way of describing the basic American plan: representative democracy.

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The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law.

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In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge.

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Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere.

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An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement.

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