Cloture

Author:Dennis J. Mahoney
Pages:434
 
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Cloture terminates debate in a legislative body. The rules of the SENATE encourage extended debates and, by taking advantage of those rules, sectional or ideological cliques can prevent action on bills they oppose. Only after rules reforms in the early 1960s made cloture easier did Congress pass effective CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS.

DENNIS J. MAHONEY

(1986)

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