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Filibuster Lawsuit

Legal Challenge To Senate Filibuster Tossed

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate rules that establish a 60-vote threshold for defe...

In Court Today, a Battle Over Whether the Filibuster Is Constitutional

Ari Melber | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Ari Melber

Over the past 20 years, and particularly the last four, something radical happened in our democracy. The filibuster has gradually transformed the legislative branch of government from a majoritarian democracy into a body frozen by a "minoritarian" veto.

Dems Seek Alternate Route To Destroy Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

A federal lawsuit claiming the filibuster is an unconstitutional "accident of history" is set to be considered on Monday, months after it was filed by...

Restoring Majority Rule in the Senate

Bob Edgar | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

The filibuster does not extend debate -- its supposed purpose -- it stops debate. It's an affront to our democracy, and it has real consequences for real people. That's why Common Cause filed suit on Monday to stop it.