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Filibuster resources

[JURIST] The Democrats have started a filibuster in the Senate to block a vote on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Learn more about filibusters and cloture (the procedure for stopping debate) [Senate backgrounder] from the US Senate. Late US Attorney General Elliot Richardson wrote The Case Against the Senate Filibuster [essay text]. FindLaw legal analyst and human rights attorney Joanne Mariner has written In Defense of the Filibuster [Writ article].

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