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SYSK Selects: How Filibusters Work


SYSK Selects: How Filibusters Work Win McNamee/Getty Images
SYSK Selects: How Filibusters Work Win McNamee/Getty Images

In this week's SYSK Select episode, although lots of people incorrectly believe the filibuster was an intentional rule created by the founders of the U.S., this ancient method of stalling legislation was actually brought about in America by accident. Learn the ins and outs of this contentious quirk of parliamentary rules that allows a single senator to hijack the proceedings of the entire legislative body in this episode.


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