Should the legislative filibuster rule be eliminated in the Senate?

 

The filibuster in the Senate is used to delay or block action on most legislation through unlimited debate. Because of this, the Senate currently requires a supermajority of 60 votes for most legislation to pass. In response to the increased use of filibusters and the elimination of filibusters for judicial nominations, there has been a call for the elimination of the filibuster when passing legislation. This deliberation has students learn about the history of the filibuster and how it has been used. Using this information, students will answer the question: Should the legislative filibuster rule be eliminated in the Senate?


Teaching about Legislative Filibusters


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