Bork

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From Robert Bork, rejected US Supreme Court nominee

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Bork (third-person singular simple present Borks, present participle Borking, simple past and past participle Borked)

  1. (US, politics) To defeat a judicial nomination through a concerted attack on the nominee's character, background and philosophy.
    • 2002, Orrin G. Hatch, Capitol Hill Hearing Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, in the matter of the Nomination of Charles W. Pickering to be United States Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Circuit, February 7, 2002
      After an eight-year hiatus, these groups are back on the scene, ready to implement an apparent vicious strategy of Borking any judicial nominee who happens to disagree with their view of how the world should be.