Your one-stop primer on the Senate filibuster

The Senate filibuster has had a banner year so far. In late January, the Senate approved modest changes to the filibuster. Senate Republicans used a silent filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary. And now, Rand Paul has gone old school with a Jimmy Stewart filibuster.

Joint_Session_of_Congress-450x300Here’s an overview from Constitution Daily on how the filibuster started–and what it means today:

Senate deal puts the Jimmy Stewart filibuster on ice

Fascinating facts about Senate filibusters

Constitution Check: Will the courts strike down the Senate filibuster?

A short history of judicial filibusters: Partisanship run amok

The last time filibusters threatened a constitutional meltdown

10 things you should know about filibusters

 

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