Robert Bork, whose long political career was most noteworthy for his controversial rejection from the Supreme Court in the 1980s, has died at the age of 85.
Son Robert H. Bork Jr. confirmed his father died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. The son said Bork died from complications of heart ailments.
The brilliant, blunt Bork's confirmation hearings helped draw the modern boundaries of cultural fights over abortion, civil rights and other issues.
The Senate denied him confirmation and a spot on the court, 58-42.