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Saturday Night Massacre

By on 1.18.07 | 7:26PM

I don't think it's commonly known (or at least mentioned) that young Robert Bork was the guy who ended up having to fire Archibald Cox after Elliott Richardson and his next in command resigned rather than perform the deed. My understanding from graduate work in public administration is that Bork agreed to do it after being encouraged to do so by Richardson (or another superior). I've always thought that actually being the guy who gave Cox his pink slip may have been a big part of why Bork was Borked.

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