Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General

Saving Justice Watergate the Saturday Night Massacre and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General In June Judge Robert Bork was plucked from a quiet life of academia at Yale University and planted in the tumultuous soil of constitutional crisis by a Nixon administration barreling toward coll

  • Title: Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General
  • Author: Robert H. Bork
  • ISBN: 9781594035180
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • In June 1973, Judge Robert Bork was plucked from a quiet life of academia at Yale University and planted in the tumultuous soil of constitutional crisis by a Nixon administration barreling toward collapse From the ousting of Vice President Spiro Agnew to the discharge of the Watergate special prosecutor, an event known as the Saturday Night Massacre, Saving Justice offeIn June 1973, Judge Robert Bork was plucked from a quiet life of academia at Yale University and planted in the tumultuous soil of constitutional crisis by a Nixon administration barreling toward collapse From the ousting of Vice President Spiro Agnew to the discharge of the Watergate special prosecutor, an event known as the Saturday Night Massacre, Saving Justice offers a firsthand, insider account of the whirlwind of events that engulfed the administration during the last half of 1973 and the first few months of 1974 This important volume provides a revelatory look into the inner workings of the Justice Department during some of the most consequential months of the Nixon administration.

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    • David Kinchen says:

      A few minutes after I finished reading Robert H. Bork's "Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General Oliver Stone's 1995 flick "Nixon" showed up on cable and we managed to watch the entire movie. It was a treat, as is every movie directed by Stone. While not always agreeing with Stone's idiosyncratic approach to movie making, I never fail to find insights available nowhere else. There was archival footage of the red-bearded Pittsburgh nativ [...]

    • Diana says:

      Meh. Bitter and arrogant and not very insightful.

    • Roderick says:

      Nice foreshadowing to our current Presidential crisis. Bork, with interesting purely legal comments at times, and other party-oriented jabs gives a pretty concise picture of the whole Saturday Night Massacre. Just something to think about.

    • Ironman Ninetytwo says:

      The thesis of this book is that by being willing to execute Nixon's directive to fire Cox, as opposed to the two people at DOJ more senior than he, Robert Bork saved the Justice Department. And very little else. OK, Robert, whatever you say.

    • Shawn Liu says:

      Very timely for the current presidency. :)

    • University of Chicago Magazine says:

      Robert Bork, AB'48, JD'53AuthorFrom the author: "In June 1973, Judge Robert Bork was plucked from a quiet life of academia at Yale University and planted in the tumultuous soil of constitutional crisis by a Nixon administration barreling toward collapse. From the ousting of Vice President Spiro Agnew to the discharge of the Watergate special prosecutor, an event known as the Saturday Night Massacre, Saving Justice offers a firsthand, insider account of the whirlwind of events that engulfed the a [...]

    • Oliver Bateman says:

      A breezy and somewhat self-effacing look at Bork's role in the Watergate drama, and how actually staying the course (at least by those officials who weren't totally corrupt) was likely the best policy for ensuring national stability.

    • Dave Jones says:

      A short book of reminiscences, the last book Judge Bork ever wrote, provides an interesting slice of life back during the days of Watergate. Recommended for political history and legal students.

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