Future of the Filibuster?

Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonThere were more filibusters between 2009 and 2010 than there were in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s combined.1 The filibuster rule, Senate Rule XXII, was designed to defend minority rights or inspire debate of issues, but instead the minority party uses it to require a 60-vote supermajority to block legislative initiatives from getting accomplished in the United States Senate.…

  1. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-07/could-this-be-end-of-evil-filibuster-.html []
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