“With little fallout from nuclear option, Senate’s legislative filibuster is in jeopardy”

WaPo: The fallout from the Senate’s so-called nuclear option has largely dissipated.And without much fallout, the fate of the once-revered process known as the legislative filibuster faces its greatest peril in more than a century.Senate Republicans are using a complex … Continue reading

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House Passes H.R. 1

Final vote: 234-193.  UPDATE: The text of the whole thing [will be] here. (As of 7:30pm ET on 3/8/19, the only text appears to be from an earlier version: the version actually considered is a combination of this, this, and … Continue reading

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“G.O.P. Ready to ‘Nuke’ Senate Democrats Again Over Nominee Delays”

NYT: Senate Republicans are preparing to detonate a mini-nuke.Angry over Democratic delaying tactics that have slowed the conveyor belt of Trump administration nominees plodding toward confirmation, the Senate majority is preparing to strong-arm a rules change that would reduce required … Continue reading

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#NC09: “Hoyer says House will not seat a North Carolina Republican amid questions about integrity of election”

WaPo: Incoming House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Friday that Democrats next week will not seat a North Carolina Republican amid allegations of election fraud in the state’s 9th Congressional District. “Given the now well-documented election fraud that took … Continue reading

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“Why American Democracy Is Broken, and How to Fix It”

Jeet Heer in TNR: Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, wondered in a 2013 article whether this called for drastic measures: “The partisanship of our political branches and the mismatch with our structure of government raise the fundamental question: Is the … Continue reading

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“Temporary legislation, better regulation, and experimentalist governance: An empirical study”

Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov has written this article for Regulation & Governance. Here is the abstract: This article presents the findings of an extensive multi-method empirical study that explored the relationship between temporary legislation, better regulation, and experimentalist governance. Temporary (or “sunset”) legislation – … Continue reading

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