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Letters & Testimony

DC Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion

April 15, 2014

DC Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate

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Litigation

Plantiff Opposition To Motion To Dismiss

August 27, 2012

Plantiff Opposition To Motion To Dismiss in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate

Opposition To Motion To Dismiss Exhibit A

August 27, 2012

Opposition To Motion To Dismiss Exhibit A in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate

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Multimedia

Wade Henderson: Filibuster is a civil rights issue.

July 10, 2013

Common Cause hosted panel discussion on the Senate's dangerous misuse of the filibuster, how its ensuing gridlock is affecting the nation and what can be done about it. Right now, a minority of 42 Senators hold hostage America's business, including extension of unemployment benefits and ratification of a nuclear arms treaty, until they get their way on tax cuts. In this clip, Wade Henderson, President of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights talks about the filibuster as a civil rights issue.

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Democracy Wire

Trump Slaps Minorities With Plan to Give Police Military Gear

August 29, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post

His pardon last week of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio gave police across America a new license to lock up Latinos; now President Trump wants to arm the cops with weapons and equipment designed to make war rather than keep the peace.

An Eloquent Plea; A Flawed Vote

July 25, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post

Diagnosed with a brain tumor last week, John McCain returned to the Senate on Tuesday with his perspective on his life and service there sharpened by that confrontation with his own mortality.

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