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Obituaries

Robert Bork, 85; nomination to US Supreme Court prompted bitter battle

Robert H. Bork, the conservative jurist whose 1987 Supreme Court nomination the Senate rejected by a record margin after one of the bitterest confirmation battles in US history, died Wednesday in Arlington, Va. He was 85.

His son Robert Jr. told The New York Times that the cause was complications from heart disease.

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