As they press the “anti-Catholic bias” campaign, Republicans remember the 1980s and early 1990s, when Democrats, in the Bork and Thomas fights, embarked on a course of take-no-prisoners judicial warfa

As they press the “anti-Catholic bias” campaign, Republicans remember the 1980s and early 1990s, when Democrats, in the Bork and Thomas fights, embarked on a course of take-no-prisoners judicial warfare. Ever since then, Republicans have been of two minds about how to respond. “There’s always a debate over whether we should try to be above it all or whether we should get in the trenches and fight like they do,” says the veteran of judicial battles. With the “anti-Catholic bias” accusations, Republicans have made their decision.