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Contrary To Popular Belief, The Filibuster Rule Discourages Debate

The Filibuster has nothing to do with protecting the minority.

ScottCDunn
4 min readJan 21, 2022

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There is a very strange, outsized, and disproportionate dynamic in the United States Senate. Just one senator can declare that a bill requires 60 votes to pass. All he has to do is pass a note to the president pro tempore that he intends to…

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