TITLE

THE FIGHT AGAINST THE FILIBUSTER

AUTHOR(S)
Douglas, Paul H.
PUB. DATE
January 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;1/12/53, Vol. 128 Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on filibuster, a practice of prolonged discussion of a bill in the U.S. Congress designed to prevent it from ever coming to a vote. Overview of the success of a filibuster against the Federal Fair Employment Practices bill of 1946 in preventing it from coming to vote; Instances in the Congress history when the practice was used to prevent civil-rights legislation from being passed; Steps that have been taken by the progressive bloc to stop the practice; Information about the amendment to Rule 22 which provided protection against such practices.
ACCESSION #
14565318

 

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