Filibuster Obstruction and Lawmaking in the U.S. Senate (Princeton Studies in American Politics) by Gregory J. Wawro

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  • Central government,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Process - General,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • USA,
  • Government - Legislative Branch,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • Political Science / Practical Politics,
  • Political Science and International Relations,
  • Cloture,
  • Congress,
  • Filibusters (Political science),
  • Freedom of debate,
  • Senate,
  • United States,
  • United States

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Number of Pages328
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Open LibraryOL7759131M
ISBN 100691125090
ISBN 109780691125091

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Parliamentary obstruction, popularly known as the “filibuster,” has been a defining feature of the U.S. Senate throughout its history.

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