Specter's Footprint On Supreme Court Felt By Both Parties

Law360, Philadelphia (October 15, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT) -- After a Senate career that spanned three decades and ended two years before his death Sunday, Arlen Specter was remembered Monday as a complex politician whose willingness to support judicial appointees from both sides of the aisle left an outsized mark on the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court.

During his time in the Senate, Specter's moderate stance drew vitriol from both political camps: Republicans reviled him for refusing to back Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork in 1987, and Democrats blasted his treatment of Anita...
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