Because the filibuster is a negative procedure, and one that frustrates the will of a simple majority, it has a bad reputation.
Nor is the Republicans' Senate majority great enough to prevent the Democrats defeating a nominee by means of a procedural filibuster .
The judicial filibuster is indeed an obstruction of last resort.
The National Party then started to filibuster the bill.
it was defeated by a Senate filibuster in June
The filibuster rule has of course been the subject of occasional but profoundly important alteration.
A handful of senators announced they would filibuster any energy legislation that opened up the area to drilling.
Why do a few senators filibuster the nominee?
In an effort to further weaken the filibuster , the Senate in 1975 reduced the required number of votes from two-thirds to three-fifths.
Yes, it is true that a filibuster , which only requires 40 votes to sustain, is possible.