Politics: Slow Shuffle For Bork

Slow Shuffle For Bork

Washington's No. 1 foregone conclusion these days is that when U.S. Appeals Court Judge Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court reaches the Senate Judiciary Committee, a battle royal will begin. Still, there is no sign anybody is postponing squabbling until the confirmation hearings. Even the question of when the hearings should start has raised a ruckus. Sept. 15, committee Democrats decided last week. Horrors, said the White House, eager to have Bork seated before the next court term in October. Implored White House Spokesman Marlin Fitzwater: "We would sure like to start the new term with a full court."

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