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A definition from John Cornyn’s office:

E·stra·di·fy (eh strä dә fĪ ), v. 1. To obstruct the confirmation of a nominee to the Federal Judiciary by making unreasonable requests for information; including but not limited to privileged documents and statements which would compromise a nominee’s ability to maintain the integrity of the position to which they have been nominated. 2. To delay and/or defeat the confirmation of a Presidential nominee by means of procedural gimmicks intended to undermine the will of a bipartisan majority of the United States Senate. [See also: Estrada, Miguel]


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