'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Even as some Senate Democrats push to rewrite the rules governing the filibuster, the chamber's attorneys were in federal court Monday trying to defend the very existence of the filibuster against a legal challenge that says it is an affront to democracy.
Mr. Caballero argued that nobody can predict whether a particular bill would have passed and been signed into law if only the filibuster didn't exist.
Senate's attorney, Thomas Caballero, argued that the court shouldn't even hear the case because the Constitution gives each chamber the right to make its own rules and procedures governing debate — and the filibuster is, at root, a parliamentary tactic of debate.