Republicans invoke "two hour rule" two days in a row
POSTED ON 6/13/2008 | PERMALINK |0 Comments | BOOKMARK

"In a highly unusual move, Senate Republicans shut down procedings in the Senate Judiciary Committee two days in a row. ANP happened to be filming at both hearings."
The rule is not new, but it is seldom invoked. It's generally accepted that involved parties will unanimously override the rule in order to proceed. In both of these cases, unnamed Republican senators deliberately invoke the rule in order to stop the hearing.
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