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Re: 60%

Posted by sigismund on June 11, 2013, at 16:20:31

In reply to Re: 60% sigismund, posted by SLS on June 4, 2013, at 21:02:49

It's all very complicated.

I found this interesting, from wiki..........

A filibuster can be defeated by the majority party if they leave the debated issue on the agenda indefinitely, without adding anything else. Indeed, Thurmond's attempt to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957 was defeated when Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson refused to refer any further business to the Senate, which required the filibuster to be kept up indefinitely. Instead, the opponents were all given a chance to speak, and the matter eventually was forced to a vote. Thurmond's aforementioned stall holds the record for the longest filibuster in U.S. Senate history at 24 hours, 18 minutes.[10]




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