22 March 2021

The Filibuster: Imperfect, But Better Than Nothing

In its current form, the US Senate delaying tactic called the “filibuster” hangs on a rule requiring 60 votes for “cloture.” Simply put, it takes 51 Senators to pass a bill, but before that it takes the consent of 60 Senators to end debate and actually get to a final majority vote. Each time control … Continue reading The Filibuster: Imperfect, But Better Than Nothing → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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