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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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Accordingly, we hope that by showing how simple it is for a majority to change the filibuster at any time, public debate will focus squarely on whether filibustering as currently practiced in the Senate advances or harms the public interest.
Gregory Koger, Filibustering and Partisanship in the Modern Senate, in PARTY AND PROCEDURE IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS 217, 224 (Jacob R.
The filibustering minority that extracted this concession
34) On May 6, 2003, I chaired a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights to examine the constitutional issues presented by the filibustering of judicial nominees.
8) which both fueled and limited filibustering and expansionism in the 1850s.
On the third strike, a simple majority of the Senate can vote to end debate and the senator filibustering must yield the floor.
They understood that requiring filibustering senators to actually hold the floor, exercise their jawbones and make their case to the public is the cornerstone of the meaningful reform needed to restore democratic process to the Senate.
Warren has said in recent days she supports changing the rules of the Senate to require a filibuster to be more like people think it is - requiring the senator who is filibustering to stay on the floor and continuously speak, instead of just threatening to filibuster.
The Senators who are filibustering the Patriot Act must stop their delaying tactics so that we are not without this critical law for even a single moment.
Conjuring yet another false crisis, Frist wants to ban filibustering of judicial nominations by a rule change passed by a simple majority vote.
senators currently are filibustering to prevent a vote on the confirmation of Miguel Estrada, President Bush's nominee to the U.
The Frist proposal comes as efforts intensify to find a way to bring an end to filibustering judicial nominees.
If Davis succeeds in filibustering past the midnight deadline, she will have spoken continuously for almost 13 hours.
The American Center for Law and Justice, an international public interest law firm, today called on the full Senate to vote - and reject filibustering - the nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor for a seat on the U.