For Immediate Release Common Cause files notice of appeal of federal court's dismissal in filibuster challenge

Posted on December 21, 2012

Common Cause respectfully disagrees with a US District Court decision early today, dismissing its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Senate filibuster, and will appeal to the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

It's important to note that Judge Emmet Sullivan based his ruling on questions of legal standing in the case, Common Cause et al v. Biden et al. The decision did not get to Common Cause's central claim that the 60-vote filibuster rule is an unconstitutional abuse of the Senate's power to make its own rules.

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Tags: The Filibuster

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