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Filibusters and Cloture in the Senate
Richard Beth, Valerie Heitshusen, Betsy Palmer
Contents: (I) The Right to Debate: The Right to Recognition; The Right to Speak at Length and the Two-Speech Rule; The Motion to Table; (II) The Conduct of Filibusters: Germaneness of Debate; Yielding the Floor and Yielding for Questions; Quorums and Quorum Calls; Roll Call Voting; Scheduling Filibusters; (III) Invoking Cloture: Matters on Which Cloture May be Invoked: Timing of Cloture Motions; (IV)
Effects of Invoking Cloture: Time for Consideration and Debate;
Offering Amendments and Motions: Germane Amendments Only;
Amendments Submitted in Writing; Multiple Amendments; Dilatory Amendments and Motions; Reading and Division of Amendments; The Authority of the Presiding Officer; Business on the Senate Floor; (V) The Impact of Filibusters: Impact on the Time for Consideration; The Prospect of a Filibuster: Holds; Linkage and Leverage; Consensus. Tables.
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