When LBJ and Hubert Humphrey Teamed Up to Break a Talking Filibuster

CIC senior fellow James Traub wrote for Politico about previous attempts to reform the filibuster, and what it means for the proposal backed by President Biden.

"If we must have a filibuster, let it be a talking one. But let’s not stop there: We need to find new ways to limit debate, as Humphrey and his colleagues sought to do, so that our legislative bodies serve rather than obstruct the cause of justice."

Read the full article at Politico here.

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Mar 21, 2021
James Traub
United States