Robert Bork Says Barack Obama Will Appoint Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Judges

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 10, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Robert Bork Says Barack Obama Will Appoint Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Judges

by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 10
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — In a new interview, pro-life former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork says he’s certain Barack Obama will appoint judicial activists to the high court. He’s also certain that the high court will continue to uphold unlimited abortions because current pro-abortion judges will be replaced with like-minded jurists.

Bork, who now holds a legal scholar position with the Hudson Institute, told NewsMax that Obama has a poor view of the kind of judge who is qualified for the Supreme Court.

“The kind of judge he wants is a soft-hearted liberal who will legislate from the bench,” Bork said.

“He never mentions the meaning of the Constitution as it was originally understood or intended. He talks about the personal qualities of judges as if they were politicians – and maybe in his view they are – and how they should behave as politicians," he adds.

While pro-life advocates want to replace the current slate of five judges who are keeping Roe in place, the bad news is that Obama will likely replace them with abortion advocates.

The good news, Bork explained to Newsmax is that none of the four judges who are considered most likely to vote to overturn Roe are nearing death or retirement.

Justices Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are both the most likely to be the ones Obama will have to replace and they are both pro-abortion.

“They will be replaced by liberals, so the only change is you will get younger liberals. It’s not until you get to people like Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Roberts and so forth that the problem begins to arise, and I don’t see that arising for some time," Bork said.

Bork predicts that, with a solidly Democratic Senate, Obama’s Supreme Court picks will likely have an easy confirmation — which is quite the opposite from how pro-life friendly nominees like himself and the other conservatives on the court were treated.

“In the past,” Bork tells Newsmax, “despite the fact that Democrats wage really bitter attacks on Republican nominees, when a Democratic nominee with a questionable record on judicial issues is nominated, Republicans did not attack. They fell over backwards and confirmed."

Despite Ginsburg’s pro-abortion record as an ACLU attorney, the Senate confirmed her nomination 96-3.

Once Obama has a chance to name a Supreme Court nominee, pro-life advocates will likely lobby members of the Senate to vote against or even filibuster the nomination if the nominee is an abortion advocate.

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