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Old 09-09-2019, 03:44 PM
KidCharlemagne is offline
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Why isn't the filibuster "nuclear option" just standard procedure now?

I'm looking for information here, not making an argument, but I figured this thread best go here.

The filibuster was originally just a loophole that ultimately became standard procedure. It went from being used rarely to common practice. It's so standard that most people seem to believe that 60 votes are a technical rather than practical requirement for a vote to pass the Senate.

The "nuclear option" has now been used by both parties. Why isn't this becoming the new standard? Fear that it won't ultmately hold up in court?