He worked for a hedge fund, D.E. Shaw, where he made a ton of money.
Bork's textualism was also not likely to overturn a ton of democratically created laws.
This has obviously gone down like a ton of bricks with Andrew and Edward, who see their brother attempting a not-very subtle coup.
late 14c., tonne, unit for measuring the carrying capacity of a ship, originally "space occupied by a tun or cask of wine," thus identical to tun (q.v.). The two words were not differentiated until 1680s. The measure of weight is first recorded late 15c.; the spelling ton is from 1530s, and became firmly established 18c.