Archive for February, 2011

If you like it so much, you defend it

February 24, 2011

And so it comes to pass yesterday that the Obama administration will not defend DOMA against legal challenges in the federal courts, because the administration does not believe the law to be Constitutional.  The dual politics of gay marriage and federalism aside, what should we make of a President’s decision not to defend a...
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Fugitive Filibusters

February 17, 2011

One of the more radical moves you can make as the minority party in certain state legislatures is to absent all your members from the chamber to deny the majority a quorum. This happened in Wisconsin today, where the Senate Democrats failed to show up to prevent a vote on removing collective bargaining rights...
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Strike the last word

February 17, 2011

Right now, the House of Representatives is considering legislation via a process it has not used in quite some time: an open rule on the floor.
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