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Defending the filibuster

Richard A. Arenberg

Defending the filibuster

the soul of the Senate

by Richard A. Arenberg

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States,
  • Freedom of debate,
  • United States. Congress. Senate,
  • Filibusters (Political science)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRichard A. Arenberg and Robert B. Dove ; foreword by Senator Olympia Snowe
    ContributionsDove, Robert B.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK1161 .A8 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 270 pages
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27174222M
    ISBN 100253016274
    ISBN 109780253016270
    LC Control Number2014046754
    OCLC/WorldCa897946522


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Recent legislative battles over healthcare reform, the federal budget, and other prominent issues have given rise to widespread demands for the abolition or reform of the filibuster in the US Senate.

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