Veddy Interestink

It seems that someone has had an idea

For years, critics of the filibuster have failed to convince senators to change the procedural delaying tactic. Now they’re taking their case to the courts.

The nonpartisan nonprofit Common Cause sued the U.S. Senate on Monday, challenging the constitutionality of the filibuster rules that require routine 60-vote thresholds for bills and nominations that often have majority support. Several House Democrats and three undocumented students who would be aided by the so-called DREAM Act also joined the suit.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, comes at a time of increased partisan gridlock in the Senate and amid complaints the filibuster is being abused by minority Republicans.

Firstly, anyone who believes that Common Cause is a “nonpartisan” outfit is an idiot. I need no further proof of this accusation than to state that the above link goes to Politico.

Secondly, I can sue the Senate? WTF!?! Why haven’t I been told this before. This should be Day 1 instruction in (at least) 7th Grade.

So, if I can sue The Senate, why isn’t someone doing that in order to make them to pass a budget?

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3 Responses to Veddy Interestink

  1. Me thinks we should do that since we supposedly can and all!

  2. Rivrdog says:

    3 words: Lack of standing

    Time and time again, the court has rebuffed all attempts to sue Congress over it’s proceedural rules.

  3. Windy Wilson says:

    Rivrdog beat me to it again as usual.
    How do they get standing to sue; Flast couldn’t get standing to stop spending HER tax dollars on something that was and is plainly unconstitutional.

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