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RIGHTS OF PASSAGE: MAJORITY RULE IN CONGRESS

@inproceedings{RUBENFELDt2011RIGHTSOP,
  title={RIGHTS OF PASSAGE: MAJORITY RULE IN CONGRESS},
  author={RUBENFELDt},
  year={2011}
}
The United States government is a government not of rigorously separated powers, but of overlapping and concurrent powers: a government of checked and balanced powers.' What strikes the balance? A few spare words of the Constitution. This is why the efforts of one body of government to alter the long-established understanding of those words are taken so seriously. In a complex structure, small changes in one body's movements can result in systemic shifts. A case in point involves House Rule XXI… 

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It might be said, for example, that the House could properly make repeal of House rules impossible except upon a supermajority vote