Will the lawsuit by Common Cause finally end the Senate’s filibuster abuse and allow for sensible legislation?

NO! - Our Judicial System is dysfunctional, and eliminating the filibuster won't force the Senate to do the Will of The People.
46%
YES! - A super-majority shouldn't be required to simply begin debate for routine legislation. This is a good start.
54%

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arky12
arky12's picture
It should be a no brainer,

It should be a no brainer, but then we're dealing with a 5/4 partisan Court right now.  What's the sense of having a majority in either the House or Senate if the minority actually rules?  Never made sense to me and I doubt it made sense to our founders.

R.A. Stewart
R.A. Stewart's picture
The question as framed is

The question as framed is difficult to answer.  I certainly agree that "A super-majority shouldn't be required to simply begin debate for routine legislation."  But on the other hand the first alternative is true too:  our judicial system is at least somewhat dysfunctional, rotting from the head as they say, and eliminating the filibuster *wouldn't* force the Senate to do the will of the people--not certainly, anyway.  But I have to say "wouldn't" rather than "won't" because (as I commented elsewhere) this right-wing Supreme Court majority will never do anything to thwart Republican rule.

Not until the Republicans regain a majority in the Senate will the current rule by filibuster be overturned; but when that time comes, the change will be made so fast our heads will spin.

dianhow
dianhow's picture
Lobbyists    Wall ST   Greed

Lobbyists    Wall ST   Greed     Ignorance   are   ruining   our  gov't  /  country    We must rise up in mass  and fight back .  Corp  Money   - bought and paid for  judges  - Wall St banks run our economy.    Wall St  Banks are even bigger and   more powerful than before  2008  Bush Paulosn   depression / TARP scam  on taxpayers  :  .

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