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Is it time to use the ‘nuclear option’ in the Senate?

On Aug. 28, 1957, Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina delayed passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 by speaking on the Senate floor for more than 24 hours. He was using the filibuster, a Senate tactic whose use was dramatically portrayed by Jimmy Stewart in the film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." Simply ...
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