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In Monday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) called for the elimination of the filibuster in the United States Senate. Mr. Biggs may want to rethink his position although his complaints are absolutely valid. Mr. Biggs … Continue reading
There’s little reason to expect the filibuster for legislation to hold now that it’s been removed from all judicial nominations. What’s remarkable is that this procedural rule has lasted this long.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced this weekend that the Senate would confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch by Friday. He stated that it is up to the Democrats to determine whether they will filibuster Mr. Gorsuch’s nomination … Continue reading
The “filibuster” is the least understood and most abused parliamentary maneuver in the United States Senate. It has a rich historical pedigree that dates back to ancient Rome where Cato the Younger, a Roman senator, was said to have used … Continue reading