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Why Not Parties?Party Effects in the United States Senate$
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Nathan W. Monroe, Jason M. Roberts, and David W. Rohde

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226534879

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226534947.001.0001

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Filibustering and Majority Rule in the Senate: The Contest over Judicial Nominations, 2003–2005

Filibustering and Majority Rule in the Senate: The Contest over Judicial Nominations, 2003–2005

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(p.159) 9 Filibustering and Majority Rule in the Senate: The Contest over Judicial Nominations, 2003–2005
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Why Not Parties?
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Gregory Koger

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226534947.003.0009

This chapter begins by explaining how simple majorities can reduce minority rights in the Senate even if a minority attempts to obstruct reform. It shows that senators can use unconventional tactics to circumvent a filibuster against a formal change in the standing rules of the Senate. It then assesses the frequency and partisanship of parliamentary rulings in the modern Senate. Finally, it turns to the fight over judicial nominations from 2003 to 2005, which culminated in a bipartisan agreement to preserve the right to filibuster while limiting the use of that right.

Keywords:   majorities, minority rights, senators, filibuster, parliamentary rulings, partisanship

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