Encyclopedia > Fillibuster

  Article Content

Fillibuster

A Fillibuster is a technique used in a parliament or senate to delay the passing of a bill. This is done by employing delaying tactics such as reading an extended text, or talking about the bill for a long time. According to US senate[?] rules, a vote cannot occur until all of the senators have finished their points, and some other parliaments have similar rules. The term originated in the USA and is common usage there. It is also used in other parts of the English-speaking world but less frequently.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Reformed churches

... Small Catechism[?] is adopted. Reformed Church of France[?] In France, the Reformed protestants were called Huguenots. The Reformed Church of France survive ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 24.5 ms