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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Filibuster Reform

On page 195 of the Evans & Novak reading there is a reference to "liberal battle plans to reform Rule XXII (the filibuster rule)" in January, 1957. Filibuster reform as an issue has garnered public attention in recent years as use of the filibuster has increased with each Congress, but to what extent has the filibuster been a source of controversy in past decades? What were these liberal reformers trying to accomplish, and why?

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