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Robert Bork: Born March 1, 1927

“Borked” has become the new word to describe being “railroaded” . A term that we seem to have lost its original meaning but surely describes what was done to this man in the 1980s

Though Robert H. Bork was “railroaded”  back during his Reagan era confirmation he may actually have become more famous than any of the justices which did pass confirmation.  After all how many people get to see their name being used as an adjective?  “Borked”  is surely a modern term which has in some ways replaced the civil war era term “railroaded” which we use to describe the following definition: according to the dictionary means: 

a. To rush or push (something) through quickly in order to prevent careful consideration and possible criticism or obstruction: railroad a special-interest bill through Congress.
b. To convict (an accused person) without a fair trial or on trumped-up charges.
a. To rush or push (something) through quickly in order to prevent careful consideration and possible criticism or obstruction: railroad a special-interest bill through Congress.
b. To convict (an accused person) without a fair trial or on trumped-up charges.
v.intr.

 

 

Robert Bork's recent book "A Time to Speak"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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