Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Who Needs the Filibuster?

Where did the filibuster come from and what's it good for? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the filibuster, which allows politicians to block or delay Senate action on a bill by obstructive actions. Are there times when the slow-moving Senate has blocked destructive legislation? Join us live at 11 a.m. or send an email to When is the filibuster appropriate and is it time to change the rules? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Gregory Koger, assistant professor of political science at the University of Miami and author of the forthcoming book, Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate.

Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog

Click to Listen: Who Needs the Filibuster?