"Although it is funny that most young people think filibustering
is a slang sex term, I think it reveals a deeper problem that most 18- to 25-year-olds aren't engaged or educated in politics enough."
But, as we discuss in Part II, the procedures that comprise the conventional option have been used throughout the history of the House and Senate to limit filibustering
. Indeed, it has been the most common, conventional method of reforming the filibuster.
Changes that balance limits on filibustering
with increased protection for minorities in other areas have the potential to ratchet down polarization and partisan recrimination.
exist because Senate Rules deliberately lack provisions
--"[If] any Member [who signed the accord] considered that another Member was filibustering
a judge under a circumstance that was not extraordinary, [then] any Member had the right to pull out of that agreement and to go back and say: I am going to use the constitutional option to change ...
against Myers, who was blocked last term and renominated for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco, centers on the fact that when he was a lobbyist for mining and grazing interests during the 1990s, he dared to raise his voice against autocratic federal regulators.
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.
Smith Goes To Washington" Geoghegan describes staying up, one hot and sticky Chicago night, and working out some numbers in front of a fan about how few people a filibustering
Senate faction can represent.
federal authorities for breaking filibustering
No present unwritten rule of the Senate, then, restrains today's senators from excessive filibustering
. So, the authors of this book think that the Senate's written rules must be changed to do so.
Smith Goes to Washington to the contentious civil rights debates of the 1960's, the American public has witnessed the practice of filibustering
in the Senate with both scorn and adoration.