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Re: 60% sigismund

Posted by SLS on June 4, 2013, at 5:35:15

In reply to Re: 60%, posted by sigismund on June 3, 2013, at 14:34:12

> A filibuster is where the speaker speaks (more or less) forever?
>
> I did read somewhere of someone speaking for a very long time, but eventually they would have to stop, if only because they would die.

Yes, filibusters are allowed to continue forever ("Mr. Smith Goes To Washington"), so long as a vote for cloture (60%) is not obtained. I think that there are some proposed revisions to this parliamentary tactic. I don't know the details.


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