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Why we should expect to see more rule-breaking in Congress from now on

Alexander, Brian (2018) Why we should expect to see more rule-breaking in Congress from now on. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Sep 2018). Website.

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Earlier this month, during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey released uncleared committee documents. Brian Alexander writes that Booker's tactics, in combination with the 2016 House sit-in over gun violence show that procedural disobedience is an effective legislative tactic for the minority party that leads to few penalties. With that in mind, he argues that we should expect to see the tactic being deployed more often in Congress in the near future.

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Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 16:16
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:17

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