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Wendy Davis' 13-hour Texas filibuster: Five similar movies
Wendy Davis' 13-hour Texas filibuster: Five similar movies

Truth is stranger than fiction, and the Texas Legislature may be stranger than them all.  On Tuesday night, state Sen. Wendy Davis attempted a herculean 13-hour filibuster to stop the passage of SB5, a bill seeking to ban, among other things, abortion at the 20-week mark. She got 11 hours of the way there and garnered huge support both at the Austin Statehouse and on social media. Yet she was thwarted by some persistent lawmakers, who were so persistent that they violated a midnight deadline — then time-stamped the vote for before midnight (before it was all reversed several hours later).   It was impossible not to think of some of Hollywood’s finest and most...

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