July 31, 2007

"It's Time to End or Reduce the Cloture Clog"

Robert Weiner and John Larmett have written this Roll Call commentary ($), which begins: "The Senate's cloture rule defeats democracy. It lets public servants hide and obfuscate behind a parliamentary quirk never intended by the framers of the Constitution. It's time to end or significantly change the cloture rule, as was last done in 1975, and move to a true democracy so that the House and Senate equally represent the American people."

Posted by Rick Hasen at July 31, 2007 07:23 AM