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  • Is it time to get rid of the filibuster in the US Senate?

    Photo of U. of I. political science professor Gisela Sin.

    Although it’s been weakened over the years, the mere threat of a legislative filibuster in the U.S. Senate still provides swing-vote senators with a number of tactical advantages in the form of leverage, bargaining power and media attention, said U. of I. political science professor Gisela Sin.

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Gisela Sin, call 734-604-5877; email gsin@illinois.edu.