Robert Bork, Yale law professor, Solicitor General, the man who fired Archibald Cox, Circuit Court Judge, and most notably, failed Supreme Court nominee in 1987, has died at age 85. He tried to engage the Senate and the nation in a real discussion about constitutional law. Once rejected, no later nominee has ever dared to offer anything but the most bland assurances and comments. Had he been confirmed, Roe might have been junked in Casey and Lawrence might have gone the other way. But Obama would now have another appointment. What one hand gives another takes away. It's a pity that he will be remembered more for his failed nomination and the "Saturday Night Massacre" than he will for his intellect.