Illegal Aliens Sue Senate To Make Passing Immigration Reform Easier

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, May 15, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Talk about not having standing!

    Illegal immigrant students and members of the House sued the Senate this week to try to overturn the upper chamber’s filibuster rule, arguing that the 60-vote supermajority requirement violates the Constitution and is blocking important legislation such as legalization for illegal immigrants.

    If successful, the lawsuit, filed Monday, would rewrite the way the Senate operates — though courts generally have been reluctant to meddle in internal congressional rules.