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A Filibuster By Any Other Name....



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Ed Whelan is right to be ticked at Senator’s Schumer’s questions. But he is wrong that they constitute a demand for a treatise. If that were all! No treatise writer would ever try to handle so much between just two covers. Constitutional law, history, normative, descriptive — you name it and the Senator asks about it. Seems to me that it is savvy politics on Schumer’s part: by the time John Roberts is finished answering, the 2005-6 term will be done.

What are the rules for filibustering committee hearings?



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