Founded in 1981, the Institute on Religion & Democracy has been a voice for transparency, for renewal, and for Christian orthodoxy.
Earlier today, IRD was saddened to learn of Judge Robert Bork’s death. The one-time Supreme Court nominee, Bork was a lauded from many corners of the public square. U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions remembered him as a “fierce defender of our constitutional heritage and the rule of law.” IRD will always recall the Borks as close friends.
IRD President Mark Tooley commented:
“Words can scarcely convey our appreciation, and we offer our deepest condolences to his wife and former longtime IRD board member, Mary Ellen, as well as Judge Bork’s surviving family members. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them in the coming days. We are grateful for the friendship and support of the Borks for IRD across many years. Judge Bork later in life joined his wife in a deep Catholic faith that enriched his love for justice and for America. We pray God will bless his memory and legacy.”Google+