Three things to know about what the Senate can do regarding Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

September 24, 2020
Sarah Binder, senior fellow of governance studies at the Brookings Institution, penned a piece in the Washington Post detailing the tools each party has in the Senate during the… Read More

Can the Senate Confirm a Supreme Court Nominee Before Election Day?

September 24, 2020
President Trump recently announced that he would name a nominee to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this Saturday, leaving 38 days… Read More

Road to the Supreme Court Runs Through Capitol Hill

September 23, 2020
(This post originally appeared on Legislative Procedure.) President Donald Trump announced that he will soon nominate someone to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Read More

The Senate isn’t the problem, senators are

September 22, 2020
According to today’s conventional wisdom, people are deeply divided about politics. Liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, are at odds with one another when it comes to identifying the problems… Read More

No, Ben Sasse, repealing the 17th Amendment would not improve the U.S. Senate

September 18, 2020
From Mischiefs of Faction: The prevailing wisdom among opponents of the 17th Amendment, who range from Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to Senator Ben… Read More

Video: Understanding and Misunderstanding the Filibuster with James Wallner

September 16, 2020
The filibuster is one of the great bugbears of American politics. Democrats and Republicans routinely blame the infamous practice when the Senate fails to act on their policy priorities, but… Read More

Event: Understanding and Misunderstanding the Filibuster – James Wallner in Conversation

September 2, 2020
Click here to RSVP for the event. The filibuster is one of the great bugbears of American politics. Democrats and Republicans routinely blame the infamous practice when the… Read More

Podcast: Getting rid of the filibuster?

August 31, 2020
Could it happen? How would it happen? And what exactly is meant by “getting rid of it”? Listen to a discussion about the filibuster between Brookings Institution’s Molly Reynolds and… Read More

Speaking up for the filibuster

August 27, 2020
The filibuster is one of the great bugbears of American politics. Democrats and Republicans have routinely blamed the infamous practice when the Senate fails to act on their policy priorities. Read More

Evaluating the NDAA amendment process

July 31, 2020
Last week, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (S. 4049; NDAA) by a vote of 86 to… Read More