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Professor Rebecca Brown lays out the lawlessness of the parliamentary trick we're about to witness:

Nashville Tennessean, May 18, 2005

Bid to block filibuster flies in the face of a society of laws

By REBECCA L. BROWN
Allen Professor of Law,
Vanderbilt University Law School

A democracy can survive with or without a filibuster. It cannot, however, long survive without respect for the rule of law at the top levels of government.

Yet we hear much about whether the filibuster is good practice and almost nothing about the subversive nature of the proposal to end it. Citizens of all parties should be banding together to resist the way in which the Senate leadership plans to bring about the change they want at the expense of the rule of law.

I'm advised to cut this back, to avoid copyright consequences. LINK below the fold, then!

Nashville Tennessean Op-ed: Bid to block filibuster flies in the face of a society of laws

Originally posted to OldYellerDog on Wed May 18, 2005 at 11:18 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (4.00)
    Blue Attitudes in Red States need love!

    Talk doesn't cook rice -- Chinese Proverb

    by OldYellerDog on Wed May 18, 2005 at 11:15:56 AM PDT

    •  Copywrite (none)
      You should provide a snippet and a link, but not the whole article.  Give credit where credit is due - the publisher - or risk repercussions for dKos.

      The struggle against religious extremism begins at home.

      by cracklins on Wed May 18, 2005 at 12:27:11 PM PDT

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