Breaking the Gridlock in the Senate: A Proposal for a Bipartisan Filibuster Commission

Georgetown Public Policy Review Online, March 2010

4 Pages Posted: 30 May 2010 Last revised: 3 Jul 2010

See all articles by Michael Serota

Michael Serota

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Academy for Justice

Date Written: March 1, 2010

Abstract

Any resolution to fixing the filibuster must have bipartisan appeal, but in particular, it must somehow safeguard the interests of the minority party, which has the most to lose by giving up the right to use it. With this in mind, I propose a new Senate rule that would create a special bipartisan committee to reconcile filibustered legislation and make it appropriate for a majority vote in the Senate.

Keywords: Legislation, Senate Rules, Filibuster

Suggested Citation

Serota, Michael Eli, Breaking the Gridlock in the Senate: A Proposal for a Bipartisan Filibuster Commission (March 1, 2010). Georgetown Public Policy Review Online, March 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1617335

Michael Eli Serota (Contact Author)

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

Academy for Justice ( email )

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
59
Abstract Views
342
rank
362,690
PlumX Metrics