The Beginning of the End for the Filibuster?
For the week of December 15th, 2013
Recently, the U.S. Senate approved a rule change limiting the filibuster, a mechanism that’s designed to protect the minority party in that chamber. Critics contend that the filibuster has stalled the process of approving some Obama Administration nominees and contributed to congressional gridlock. On this week’s Access Minnesota, University of Minnesota Political Science Professor Kathryn Pearson shares her insights on this historic change to the way the Senate conducts its business.