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Author Koger, Gregory.
Title Filibustering : a political history of obstruction in the House and Senate / Gregory Koger.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Author Koger, Gregory.
Series Chicago studies in American politics
Chicago studies in American politics.
Subject United States. Congress -- Rules and practice -- History.
United States. Congress -- History.
Filibusters (Political science) -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (x, 229 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Illustrations; Preface; I. Foundations; II. The Historic Congress, 1789-1901; III. The Modern Senate, 1901-Present; Notes; References; Index.
Summary In the modern Congress, one of the highest hurdles for major bills or nominations is gaining the sixty votes necessary to shut off a filibuster in the Senate. But this wasn't always the case. Both citizens and scholars tend to think of the legislative process as a game played by the rules in which votes are the critical commodity--the side that has the most votes wins. In this comprehensive volume, Gregory Koger shows, on the contrary, that filibustering is a game with slippery rules in which legislators who think fast and try hard can triumph over superior numbers. Filibustering explains how a.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226449661 (electronic bk.)
0226449661 (electronic bk.)
9780226449647 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780226449654 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0226449645 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226449653 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 646067989
Additional Format Print version: Koger, Gregory. Filibustering. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010 9780226449647 (DLC) 2009041748 (OCoLC)455871593

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