OP-ED

Now that the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch have been completed, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on April 3.  It is nearly certain that the nomination will be reported to the Senate floor on a party line (11-9) vote.

The battle, however, is just beginning. The decisions which Senate leadership on both sides of the aisle m...

This year's presidential election may produce an unintended consequence: the jeopardization of the filibuster. In this interview, IU Press author Richard A. Arenberg explains why the filibuster is in trouble, why it's important, and what needs to be done to safeguard this important political tool for future generations. Arenberg's book Defending the Filibuster is...

The understandable focus on the “fiscal cliff” negotiations on Capitol Hill has obscured a more far-reaching historical crisis in the Senate. Tomorrow the new Congress will come to grips with the filibuster reform debate which has been raging over the past several weeks slightly off the public’s radar.

Much of the media commentary has missed the main issue. The fru...

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Richard A. Arenberg

Brown University