Filibuster - The Filibuster The term filibuster is defined...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Filibuster The term filibuster is defined as a form of obstructionism in a legislature or other decision making body, a filibuster is an attempt to extend debate upon a proposal in order to delay or completely prevent a vote on its passage. When you first come across that definition, you most likely ask yourself, “How can this be a good thing?” Well, it has its advantages and disadvantages. Some say that it only delays the process of democracy. The others say that’s why it is put in place, so that each proposal that’s brought up can be carefully examined so no mistakes are made. Several years ago, the filibuster had a much
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
Ask a homework question - tutors are online