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Synonyms for filibuster

Synonyms for filibuster

a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes

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(law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

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Discussion has already skipped forward to the question of whether Senate Democrats will mount a fillibuster.
The Senate Fillibuster, Majority Rule and the Equal
All they can do for the interests is to draw bills to public attention and talk for time, particularly on the standing committee, where fillibuster and delay can allow interests outside to catch up with events, put up a last ditch resistance or mobilise new arguments, though usually too late.
Among the topics in his entertaining fillibuster, he roasted Allen Iverson for his constant shooting, ripped the Sixers for putting Iverson with Derrick Coleman and Jerry Stackhouse, took all young players to task for putting scoring ahead of winning, blasted the NBA for cracking down on physical play and not letting players complain about officials' calls and, of course, talked about himself.
Besides being know as a barnstormer, an impeccable orator, who could carry his weight in Senate fillibusters, Bob Sr.