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Published on Dec 16, 2010
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, Nan Aron, President of the Alliance for Justice Action Campaign discusses the use of the filibuster to block judicial nominees.