Robert Bork’s lawyer, Randy Mastro, has been tapped as a member of Senator McCain’s steering committee for judicial selections. Mastro is currently a partner at Gibson Dunn, and a former Deputy Mayor under Rudy Giuliani.
Of interest to this blog, however, is that he fouled up Judge Bork’s trip and fall lawsuit against the Yale Club, causing embarrassment to the former judge due to claims for “in excess of” of million dollars, punitive damages, attorneys fees and prejudgment interest. Mistakes were made in the Complaint (and the Amended Complaint) that even rookie lawyers wouldn’t make. I chronicled many of the unnecessary legal problems that were created by the botched suit here:
- Robert Bork Brings Trip/Fall Suit for Over $1M, Plus Punitive Damages And Legal Fees
- What Should Bork Do Now? (my suggested amendments to the suit)
- Bork Amends Lawsuit, Keeps Claim for Over $1,000,000 Plus Punitive Damages (My open letter to Bork on the Amended Complaint)
- Bork’s Attorney, Randy Mastro, Picked For Giuliani’s Justice Advisory Committee
And so it appears that the old adage remains true: It isn’t what you know, but who.
- McCain Says He Would Put Conservatives on Supreme Court (Washington Post)
(Hat tips to Scott Greenfield and Walter Olson)