Saturday, June 09, 2007


Blue Mass. Group: Tort Reform Zealot Robert Bork Sues the Yale Club for $1M

We all remember Robert Bork, right? Reagan nominated him to the Supreme Court but we liberals kept him off. (Whoo, liberals, whoo!) Ted Kennedy described Bork and his philosophy in these immortal words (which helped sink his nomination), ""Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of government." Bork is also a long-time proponent of tort reform (or as we lawyers call it, tort deform) which would severely curtail access to the courts for individuals.

Mr roll-back-the-clock Borkie wants compensatory and punitive damages because he fell down and got a boo-boo. He was climbing onto a dais and fell off. Apparently he was the only person at the event who couldn't make the step up.

He seeks actual damages which he claims are in excess of $1,000,000, punitive damages, interest, and attorney's fees.

One of his tort reform buddies at the American Enterprise Institute called the suit "embarrassingly silly." I must concur.

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