obstruction obstruction  /əb ˈstrək ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any structure that makes progress difficult
  2. (n) the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
  3. (n) something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
  4. (n) the act of obstructing
  5. (n) getting in someone's way

Usage(s):

  1. Convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and two counts of perjury; awaiting sentencing.
  2. If Mukasey decides to pursue a criminal obstruction of justice investigation, that could raise the risk of precisely the sort of exposure the CIA interrogators would prefer to avoid.
  3. In March, the local county prosecutor charged Kilpatrick and Beatty with official misconduct, perjury and obstruction of justice.

News

  1. Airport Project Scores Triple Play

    Mitchell Airport recently received three awards for its Runway Safety Area project, which created 1,000-foot obstruction-free safety zones at the end of each runway and included a new College Avenue tunnel below the north-south runway.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Aircraft Maintenance Technology

  2. Video: Obama: Immigrants just looking to "earn their way into the American story"

    Urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama said there's "no good reason to play procedural games or engage in obstruction just to block the best chance we've had in years to address this problem in a way that's fair to middle class families, to business owners, to legal immigrants."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Obama seeks to give immigration bill momentum

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Ahead of a key test vote in the Senate, President Barack Obama sought to give momentum Tuesday to bipartisan legislation to reform the immigration system. "There is no good reason to play procedural games, or engage in obstruction, just to block the best chance we've had in years to address this problem in a way that is fair to middle-class families, to business owners ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Market Watch

Quotes

  1. "I don't think [the American people] want more gridlock, I don't think they want more partisanship, I don't think they want more obstruction," Obama said. "They didn't send us to Washington to to fight each other in some sort of political...
    on Jan 29, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Hill (blog)

  2. "President Bashir's actions over the past few weeks follow a long pattern of promising cooperation while finding new methods for obstruction," said President Bush in announcing the new economic sanctions.
    on May 29, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "It appears as though there may be an obstruction of justice charge here, tampering with evidence, and destroying evidence. And this is -- I think this is one case where it really does call for a special counsel. I think this leads right into the...
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: USA Today

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