The Hon. Robert Heron Bork, 1927-2012

Requiescat in pace. Bork would have been a towering figure even if he had done nothing after The Antitrust Paradox; we have lost a great American of whose service as a great justice we were cruelly deprived. May he rest in peace, and as Judge Easterbrook put it at a recent conference celebrating Bork’s work (see 31 Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 439 (2008)), three cheers for him—if only he had had as much success in fixing constitutional law as he did in fixing antitrust. Please join me this evening in raising a martini (of the kind of which he would have approved) to a hero of American law.