Legislative Politics

Filibuster Finale

Oct 26 '09

We thank guest-blogger Greg Koger for his very thoughtful posts on the filibuster. He went above and beyond the call of duty — so much so that I want to highlight his contribution. Here are his posts:

The Fundamentals of Filibustering
Is Filibustering Constitutional?
The Rise of the 60-Vote Senate
The Case for Filibustering
Filibustering and Deliberation

At my instigation, Greg also compiled his posts into a single document, which is available here. I think the combination of these posts makes for a nice primer on the filibuster. Greg also makes some provocative arguments about the filibuster’s benefits, arguments which are in short supply these days.

Thanks again to Greg.