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    Zack from the SFV, Janet 707

    The filibuster was and remains the Senatorial weapon of choice against civil rights laws.  It was a Southern specialty from the end of the Civil War, and it still is.  The South has a visceral and ancestral attachment to it, and will give up a lot rather than see the filibuster threatened.  They just did.

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