WASHINGTON -- Former federal Judge Robert H. Bork, whose nomination to the Supreme Court failed in the Senate four years ago, might well have been a staunch defender of state autonomy had he reached the high court, a recent paper by Judge Bork suggests.

Tracing the history of federalism, a term used to describe the balance of power between the states and federal government, Judge Bork writes, "Congress and executive agencies have increasingly expanded Washington's control over matters that were intended to be governed by the states."

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