Fortunately for the candidates, none of them are in remote danger of being hauled before the bench.
At that time Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee were badgering her about legislating from the bench.
Those staffing decisions have consequences for the Democratic bench.
Diallo sits quietly, almost demurely on a bench in the hall near the service entrance of the hotel.
You look at a place like Arizona and they don't have that many Democrats in elected office, so the bench is weak.
I had my eyes fixed on the face of the young girl upon the bench.
Liewen Konar smiled wryly as he put a battered object on the bench.
But History, the search for truth, should be as impersonal as the judge on the bench.
Thialfi lay down on a bench, too, but his thoughts were still upon the food.
MacLeod picked up his pipe from the bench, tapped it empty, and pocketed it.
Old English benc "long seat," from Proto-Germanic *bankiz "bank of earth," perhaps here "man-made earthwork," later "bench, table" (cf. Old Frisian bank "bench," Old Norse bekkr, Danish bænk, Middle Dutch banc, Old High German banch), from PIE root *bheg- "to break." Used for "office of a judge" since late 13c. Sporting sense "reserve of players" (in baseball, North American football, etc.) is by 1909, from literal sense of place where players sit when not in action (by 1889).
"to take out of the game," 1902, from bench (n.) in the sporting sense. Related: Benched; benching. Old English also had a verb form, but it meant "to make benches."