Constitutionality Of Filibuster To Be Challenged

Posted by | May 15, 2012 11:35 | Filed under: Top Stories

Common Cause sued the Senate hoping to get rid of the filibuster, used by both parties when in the minority to stop legislation.

But since Democrats seized power in fall 2006, Republicans have turned to the filibuster far more frequently. The majority has averaged about 140 cloture motions in both the 110th and 111th Congress. And Democrats are on pace to repeat that feat again this Congress…

In addition to Common Cause, three DREAM Act students and four House Democrats — Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson, both of Georgia, Michael Michaud of Maine and Keith Ellison of Minnesota — were named as plaintiffs in the suit.

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