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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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its filibuster rule interact with the politics of our moment in
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Democrats, meanwhile, are intent on protecting use of the filibuster on Supreme Court nominations, fearing that its loss could allow a future Republican president to easily confirm conservative justices to the high court - appointments that could turn the judicial tide on Roe vs.
an architect of the 2013 reform, told The Register-Guard's editorial board this week that he supports further filibuster reform to make the Senate operate more efficiently.
If Republicans stand pat now, what's to stop Democrats from abolishing the filibuster altogether when it suits them in the future?
altering the filibuster -- will henceforth require some agreed to supermajority.
Reid vowed to "change the rules and make the filibuster meaningful.
10) The "nuclear option" then, as now, was based on a proposal made in a law review article written by Martin Gold and Dimple Gupta that argued that a simple majority in the Senate has a limited "constitutional option" to change the existing filibuster rules.
One reason for the increase is that today a senator can just threaten a filibuster and it has the effect of stopping the Senate in its tracks.
Senate changes to filibuster rules, please visit: http://www.
The 1939 US political comedydrama Mr Smith Goes to Washington features a 24-hour filibuster.
Though the system was entirely voluntary and not set out in Senate Rules, the vast increase in the use of holds has been a lightning rod for criticism, which has been correctly joined with criticism of the filibuster generally.
The Common Cause suit argued that the filibuster is "inconsistent with majority rule.
Washington: A Republican senator seeking to block President Barack Obama's pick to lead the CIA over concerns about drone strikes on US soil completed a nearly 13-hour speaking filibuster early Thursday.
The confirmation came after a 12-day filibuster by Senate Republicans who opposed Hagel based largely on his previously stated views on U.