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Asked by: jhowe_3677-ga
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22 Jul 2005 16:18 PDT
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Question ID: 546772
What other countries employ legislative procedures similar to the filibuster in the U.S. Senate (even loosley similar)? Please provide sources.
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From: myoarin-ga on 23 Jul 2005 09:11 PDT
I think these sites confirm that the filibuster is a unique procedure of the US Senate. In Canada, delay of voting is achieved by different method (explained below) but this is not a rule of unlimited right of debate. The "slow walk" in Korea also of a lesser character. I am confident that the very many sites on the subject would have mentioned other nations' similar procedure if they existed. http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/f/fi/filibuster.htm Sen. MITCHELL: The Senate is unique among legislative institutions in the world, in part because of two rules - one, the unlimited right of debate, which can become a filibuster, and the unrestricted right of amendment. http://www.patrickruffini.com/archives/2005/04/george_mitchell.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filibuster Myoarin
From: myoarin-ga on 24 Jul 2005 18:46 PDT
Greetings Jhowe_3677-ga, "In light of the comment below" (above this) I would say Canada, since the Koreans' "cow walk" seems to have nothing to do with actual parliamentary procedures. But since I cannot vouch for the accuracy of my first comment, I wouldn't want you to accept either one as the last word on the subject. I would like to think that Sen. Mitchell's statement is correct. It would be nice if someone could confirm that. HARK, HARK! If you agree, perhaps it would help find a Researcher if you would add another clarification insisting on confirmation. They are leary of posting an answer that does this, since questioners have asked that such be removed, but if you call for confirmation - indicating that it will be accepted as a paid answer - I would hope that that finds one willing to confirm or refute my comments. In the latter case, that would be a better answer for you. Myoarin
From: myoarin-ga on 28 Jul 2005 07:44 PDT
HI Jhowe, Seems that lots of people say that the filibuster is unique, but they support that in any way. On a site with a discussion between politicians, one said that when he had asked representatives in other countries how their parliament closed debate, he got muddled and varying answers. Here is the best I could do: http://www.law.virginia.edu/home2002/html/news/2005_spr/filibuster.htm http://www.nihp.org/Issue%20Briefs/Issue-Brief-1-22-03.htm with this quotation under "Senate" (2nd para.): "The Senate is unique in the world's democracies in a couple of ways. Senators have two powers that no other legislators in the world possess. The first is unlimited debate and the second is the ability to offer unlimited amendments?whether they are relevant or not." Maybe this will inspire someone to concur or refute. Myoarin
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