Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Robert Bork (1927-2012)

It's a simple one-word answer -- and a case study of how a once household names fade from the public consciousness.

Robert H. Bork, Conservative Jurist, Dies at 85. (The New York Times, 12/19/2012)

Excerpt: That turned Judge Bork’s defeat into a watershed event and his name into a verb: getting “borked” is what happens to a nominee rejected for what supporters consider political motives.

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