filibusterer


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

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First, the Senate should get rid of the two-track system that allows it to bypass a filibustered bill and reinstitute the pre-1970 requirement that filibusterers hold the floor.
But Mr Fitzpatrick told the MPs they would never find "where the money has gone" because the Big Six were among the "best filibusterers in the business".
Fitzpatrick also told MPs they would never find "where the money has gone" because the Big Six are the "best filibusterers in the business".
The opposition had lined up groups of five senators--"quints," as they were called--to talk for twenty-four hours per quint, "to be relieved, if necessary, by a 'reserve squad' of experienced filibusterers.
In the assessment of military historian Robert Coakley (1996), "the legal basis for the action against the filibusterers was shaky" (27)--an assessment shared by Jefferson and Madison.