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2012: Former federal judge and conservative legal scholar Robert Bork dies of complications from heart disease at age 85 in Arlington, Virginia. Bork was best known for his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. He was rejected for the post after a contentious confirmation battle led by left-leaning groups that opposed his conservative judicial philosophies. The vacant seat on the court eventually went to Judge Anthony Kennedy, who was unanimously approved by the Senate.
"A Christmas Carol" is first published, the NHL plays its first games, Apollo 17 splashes down, and the U.S. House impeaches President Bill Clinton, all on this day.
A lawmaker from Hawaii's Big Island wants to hold the state's chief elections officer accountable for voting bungles.
Ohio will delay the executions of seven death row inmates while searching for an adequate supply of drugs that complies with its new execution protocol, the state's Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Friday.
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