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  •  I'm afraid you're incorrect. (0+ / 0-)

    The Constitution explicitly assigns each House of Congress the right to formulate its own procedures:

    Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a member.
    It's cut-and-dried, as far as I'm concerned, particularly since the Senate procedural rules permitting filibusters received the endorsement of a majority of Senators at the start of the 112th Congress, as per standing procedure. Sen. Reid is doing the right thing by forging a majority for filibuster reform at the start of the 113th Congress; these clowns are simply grandstanding.

    And the courts are not a tool of political theatre.

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