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  • raphfrk
    ... I thought that the filibuster rule also required that the person stand unassisted ? To lock up the Senate required some effort on the part of the Senator.
    Message 1 of 45 , May 5, 2007
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      --- In RangeVoting@yahoogroups.com, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax <abd@...> wrote:

      > In my suggestion with the finite vote totals, it is more equal and
      > >allows a more graduated response (arguably the filibuster rule
      > >discriminates against those who would have difficulty standing for
      > >long periods ... would a Senator who was in a wheelchair not be able
      > >to filibuster ?).
      >
      > No. "Standing" to speak is actually figurative. Someone who cannot
      > stand can still speak; there are other means of indicating when one
      > has begun and one has ended.....
      >

      I thought that the filibuster rule also required that the person stand
      unassisted ? To lock up the Senate required some effort on the part
      of the Senator. If the Senator leaned on something, he lost control
      of the floor (or is that just a myth)?
    • raphfrk
      ... I thought that the filibuster rule also required that the person stand unassisted ? To lock up the Senate required some effort on the part of the Senator.
      Message 45 of 45 , May 5, 2007
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        --- In RangeVoting@yahoogroups.com, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax <abd@...> wrote:

        > In my suggestion with the finite vote totals, it is more equal and
        > >allows a more graduated response (arguably the filibuster rule
        > >discriminates against those who would have difficulty standing for
        > >long periods ... would a Senator who was in a wheelchair not be able
        > >to filibuster ?).
        >
        > No. "Standing" to speak is actually figurative. Someone who cannot
        > stand can still speak; there are other means of indicating when one
        > has begun and one has ended.....
        >

        I thought that the filibuster rule also required that the person stand
        unassisted ? To lock up the Senate required some effort on the part
        of the Senator. If the Senator leaned on something, he lost control
        of the floor (or is that just a myth)?
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