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Defending the filibuster : the soul of the senate

Author: Richard A Arenberg; Robert B Dove
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, ©2012.
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Offers a stimulating assessment of the issues surrounding current debates on the filibuster

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Arenberg; Robert B Dove
ISBN: 9780253001917 0253001919 9780253006981 0253006988
OCLC Number: 773025033
Description: xviii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Soul of the Senate --
Filibuster, cloture, and unfettered amendment --
History of the filibuster --
Polarized politics and the use and abuse of the filibuster --
Criticisms of the filibuster --
The dangers of overzealous reform --
Related tactics : holds --
Related tactics : filling the amendment tree --
Circumventing the filibuster : reconciliation --
Reforming the filibuster : the constitutional option --
Reforming the filibuster : the nuclear option --
Bring in the cots --
Defending the filibuster --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Richard A. Arenberg and Robert B. Dove ; foreword by Senator Mark Udall and Senator Ted Kaufman.

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"Regardless of whether you agree with [the authors'] conclusions, the book will be a must read for anyone who wants to be a part of the debate about how to improve the function of the Senate." -Roll Read more...

 
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