The Huffington Post recently highlighted the debate over Senate's filibuster rule, which, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has "been abused." Should it remain in practice as it stands?
Authors Richard A. Arenberg and Robert B. Dove explore the necessity of maintaining this rule as protection for the minority in American politics in their upcoming book, Defending the Filibuster, due out this September. They offer an instructive historical overview of the development of Senate rules, define and describe related procedures and tactics, examine cases related to specific pieces of legislation, and consider current proposals to end the filibuster or enact other reforms. Arguing passionately in favor of retaining the filibuster, they offer a thought-provoking assessment of the issues surrounding current debates on this contentious issue.
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