bork


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bork

(bɔːk)
vb (tr)
1. to incorrectly configure a device, esp a computer
2. to cause damage to
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) jocular US to disrespect or vilify, esp in order to obstruct a person's appointment to public office

bork

(bɔrk)
v.t.
to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, esp. in the media.
[1988, Amer.; after Judge Robert H. Bork, whose appointment to the Supreme Court was blocked in 1987 after an extensive media campaign by his opponents]
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Bork routinely preached the virtues of a judiciary that's deferential to lawmakers, arguing that in the vast majority of cases, "the only course for a principled Court is to let the majority have its way.
Judge Bork said an emergency call in which a panicked Bullock described seeing a man in her home showed Corbett was a danger.
Burger King sees a lot of potential in Austria, Bork said, adding the company is focused on continuity and wants to accelerate its growth.
Marine Corps, and a highly successful stint in private practice, Bork began his teaching career at Yale Law School in 1962 as a professor of antitrust law.
But it was also a "blank slate" for her to redecorate, repaint and refashion as she saw fit, Bork said.
Robert Bork was a rare combination of integrity and intellectual brilliance.
Bork said European beech works especially well with accent woods that have a contrasting color, such as mahogany.
Those who mourn the Senate's failure to confirm President Reagan's nomination of Judge Bork to the U.
But it was as a symbol of the nation's culture wars that Judge Bork made his name.
But it was precisely because of an article by then-Professor Bork that so much has changed and that Senator Lee's pledge was possible.
Unlike Bork, she doesn't have a paper trail of controversial writings.
The initial level of support for Kagan's confirmation is lower than that for recent nominees other than Harriet Miers and Robert Bork.