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Legislative Obstruction

  • David R. Mayhew (a1)
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  • Published online: 23 November 2010

The Democrats dodged a bullet on health care in the spring of 2010, but the Senate filibuster is still with us. The 60-vote pivot, the cloture strategies, Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), the member “holds,” and the rest are as basic as anything these days to U.S. national policymaking.

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Catherine Fisk , and Erwin Chemerinsky . 1997. “The Filibuster.” Stanford Law Review 49 (1): 181254.

Michael F. Holt 2008. By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

Keith Krehbiel . 1998. Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Seth E. Masket 2009. No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

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