Robert Bork, whose rejected nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court made history, has died in northern Virginia. He was 85.

FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson reports: 

It was 1987 when Ronald Reagan nominated Appeals Court Judge Robert Bork for the Supreme Court.

(Bork) "There is no reason whatsoever in my record to think that I have any problem protecting women or any other group."

But Senate Democrats were not so sure.

(Kennedy) "Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters..."

Senator Ted Kennedy summarizing the case that lead the Senate to reject Bork's nomination, a vote that did happen as Bork refused to withdraw.

In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.