The history of the filibuster

February 17, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More

Lawyer Thomas Geoghegan, interviewed by Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow, gives an excellent review of the history of the filibuster. What’s the best way to get rid of the filibuster (which is no where to be seen in the Constitution)? According to Geoghegan, we should back to the old-fashioned filibuster (a la Jimmy Stewart) until it is mocked out of existence.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Edgar Montrose says:

    In addition to a return to the old-fashioned filibuster, they should allow heckling from the audience.

  2. Edgar! What? And be like the British?

  3. Edgar Montrose says:

    Yes, be like the British: "Procedural rules in the British House of Commons do not allow Members to speak on any subject, they must stick to the topic of the debate."

    (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Filibuster)

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