On July 18, 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne died at the age of 28.
Update: This afternoon on 610 WTVN AM in Columbus and 1100 WTAM AM in Cleveland, Ohio Senator Tim Grendell summed it up in one sentence. (Click here to listen.)
And let’s not forget his “In Robert Bork’s America” speech:
Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is — and is often the only — protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy… President Reagan is still our president. But he should not be able to reach out from the muck of Irangate, reach into the muck of Watergate and impose his reactionary vision of the Constitution on the Supreme Court and the next generation of Americans. No justice would be better than this injustice.