Modern Partisanship Undermines Our Justice and Our Democracy


by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Feb 15, 2015 | Views: 58 | Score: 0
Motions to end filibuster and proceed to vote when Democrats in minority...Republicans in minority
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Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Feb 15, 2015 4:43 PM said:

Modern senators, of both political parties, have repeatedly resorted to the filibuster, once a seldomly used tool, to obstruct the will of the majority party. Until 1970, the Senate had only filed motions to end a filibuster 54 times, in total. With the onset of partisan warfare in the 1980s, however, filibusters have markedly increased-- astronomically so after Democrats regained the Senate in 2007, and Obama became president in 2009. In the most recent Congresses, a Republican minority has effectively impeded legislative enactments and presidential nominations to an unprecedented degree.