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According to columnist William Safire, the first published use of Bork as a verb was possibly in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution of August 20, 1987, two months prior to the final vote: "Let's just hope something enduring results for the justice-to-be, like a new verb: Borked.
Robert Heron Bork (March 1, 1927 -- December 19, 2012) was an American judge, government official, and legal scholar who served as the Solicitor General of the United States from 1973 to 1977.
A professor at Yale Law School by occupation, he shortly served as a judge on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1982 to 1988. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the U.S. Senate rejected his nomination.
"It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel."
Judge Robert H. Bork Tribute
The Federalist Society
As part of our 25th Anniversary celebration the Federalist Society presented a full-day Conference honouring Judge Robert H. Bork and his contributions to the law. This tribute video was presented at the conference luncheon on June 26, 2007.
Bob Bork !!!
This man is a legendary example of superior judgment!
Where is he now; as Bork is in highly in demand!
Bork would have been perfectly cool to judge our urgent political situation.