The Georgia Lawyer Chapter and Georgia State University College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society presented:
Seeking Cloture: Is the Senate Filibuster Constitutional?
A Presentation and Discussion featuring:
Emmet Bondurant and Professor Eric J. Segall joined the Georgia Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society for a discussion on the constitutionality of the use of the filibuster in the United States Senate. Mr. Bondurant first presented the legal basis for challenging the constitutionality of the filibuster. Mr. Bondurant’s presentation was then followed by a dialogue led by Professor Eric J. Segall, an expert in constitutional law. Topics included how the Federalist Papers would have envisioned the use of the filibuster, whether it has been used in recent years to subvert majority rule in the United States Senate; whether federal courts have the authority to strike down internal rules and procedures of Congress, and the merits of a legal attack on the filibuster’s constitutionality.
View the panel discussion (aired on C-SPAN) here.