Jim Hufford recently completed a very good five-part series on the filibuster, to which I linked in the initial post of my own series. Since he has good taste, he linked back to my filibuster series kick-off and noted that it is a good source for references on the topic. Then he suggested a bunch of other references, which I’ll swipe. The following is quoted from Hufford so all commentary is his.
- Beth, R. (2005). “Entrenchment” of Senate Procedure and the “Nuclear Option” for Change: Possible Proceedings and Their Implications. Congressional Research Service.
- Davis, C. (2005). Standing Order and Rulemaking Statute: Possible Alternatives to the “Nuclear Option”? Congressional Research Service.
- Gold, M. & Gupta, D. (2005). The Constitutional Option to Change Senate Rules and Procedures: A Majoritarian Means to Overcome the Filibuster (pdf). Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
- Palmer, B. (2005). Changing Senate Rules or Procedures: The “Constitutional” or “Nuclear” Option. Congressional Research Service.
- I know I’ve mentioned Jonathan Bernstein’s filibuster reform series, posted as guest blogger for Ezra Klein (whose own merits are unrivalled), about a hundred times already. Make it a hundred and one. See also Bernstein’s posts on filibusters at his own place, A Plain Blog about Politics. Examples here, here, and here.
- I’m also a fan of David Waldman’s work at Congress Matters. Waldman manages to put legislative procedure and wit together in ways most people would assume impossible.
Whew! There’s no way I’m going to read all that, but I wish I could. (Life is too short and requires too much sleep. Damn it!)