- v. US, politics To defeat a judicial nomination through a concerted attack on the nominee's character, background and philosophy.
- From Robert Bork, rejected US Supreme Court nominee (Wiktionary)
“EVIDENCE OF EXTREMISM Judge Alito's extraordinary praise of Judge Bork is unsettling, given that Judge Bork's radical legal views included rejecting the Supreme Court's entire line of privacy cases, even its 1965 ruling striking down a state law banning sales of contraceptives.”
“Bork is talking about buying water filters at part of the supplies she is taking down.”
“And we also remember that the word Bork became a-- a verb.”
“Oh, I don't know, does the name Bork bring anything to mind?”
“And in Bork’s case, it was good thing, as his subsequent publications have demonstrated (see here).”
“But Bork is an example of why I think ideology shouldn’t be off limits in nomination battles.”
“I like to think that Slouching was written in Bork’s senile years after he had been brainwashed by AEIPPR.”
“To paraphrase Bork the English poet, not the rejected US Supreme Court nominee, silence sometimes can speak.”
“Mr. Bork is not merely suing the club for failing to provide a set of stairs and a handrail between the floor and the dais.”
“The man called Bork halted the series of rapid passes he had been making, flexing his fingers with a grimace.”
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