Accordingly, we hope that by showing how simple it is for a majority to change the filibuster at any time, public debate will focus squarely on whether filibustering
as currently practiced in the Senate advances or harms the public interest.
Gregory Koger, Filibustering
and Partisanship in the Modern Senate, in PARTY AND PROCEDURE IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS 217, 224 (Jacob R.
minority that extracted this concession
JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS DOES NOT VIOLATE A PRESIDENT'S NOMINATING AUTHORITY
34) On May 6, 2003, I chaired a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights to examine the constitutional issues presented by the filibustering
of judicial nominees.
8) which both fueled and limited filibustering
and expansionism in the 1850s.
On the third strike, a simple majority of the Senate can vote to end debate and the senator filibustering
must yield the floor.
They understood that requiring filibustering
senators to actually hold the floor, exercise their jawbones and make their case to the public is the cornerstone of the meaningful reform needed to restore democratic process to the Senate.
Warren has said in recent days she supports changing the rules of the Senate to require a filibuster to be more like people think it is - requiring the senator who is filibustering
to stay on the floor and continuously speak, instead of just threatening to filibuster.
The Senators who are filibustering
the Patriot Act must stop their delaying tactics so that we are not without this critical law for even a single moment.
Conjuring yet another false crisis, Frist wants to ban filibustering
of judicial nominations by a rule change passed by a simple majority vote.
senators currently are filibustering
to prevent a vote on the confirmation of Miguel Estrada, President Bush's nominee to the U.
The Frist proposal comes as efforts intensify to find a way to bring an end to filibustering
If Davis succeeds in filibustering
past the midnight deadline, she will have spoken continuously for almost 13 hours.
The American Center for Law and Justice, an international public interest law firm, today called on the full Senate to vote - and reject filibustering
- the nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor for a seat on the U.