Is the Filibuster Constitutional?

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 158, pp. 245-267, 2010

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1932700

23 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2011  

Michael J. Gerhardt

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law

Josh Chafetz

Cornell Law School

Date Written: September 18, 2011

Abstract

In this debate with Josh Chafetz, Professor Gerhardt defends the constitutionality of the Senate's filibuster rule, arguing that the appropriate mechanism for controlling the filibuster is through the electoral process.

Keywords: filibuster, senate

Suggested Citation

Gerhardt, Michael J. and Chafetz, Josh, Is the Filibuster Constitutional? (September 18, 2011). University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 158, pp. 245-267, 2010; UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1932700. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932700

Michael J. Gerhardt (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law ( email )

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
United States

Josh Chafetz

Cornell Law School ( email )

208 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States
607-255-1698 (Phone)

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