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The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Disalvo, Daniel / Stonecash, Jeffrey


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Volume 9, Issue 4

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The Past and Future of the Supermajority Senate

Gregory Koger
Published Online: 2011-01-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1540-8884.1486

The distinguishing feature of the modern U.S. Senate is the ability of any senator to block legislation and nominations, forcing the rest of the chamber to limit debate using a slow process that requires a 60-vote supermajority. This article explains the development of this new and powerful veto in the legislative process, its use as a minority party veto, and then reviews options for restoring the balance between governance and deliberation.

Keywords: Senate; filibuster

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Published Online: 2011-01-03


Citation Information: The Forum, Volume 9, Issue 4, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1540-8884.1486.

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