- By Daniel M. Berman

A Bill Becomes Law: Congress Enacts Civil Rights Legislation

  • Title: A Bill Becomes Law: Congress Enacts Civil Rights Legislation
  • Author: Daniel M. Berman
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  • Page: 333
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    1. Tells how a good little bill aimed at stopping voting suppression became law. It was not a particularly effective law. But it was arcing the right way. LBJ overcame a 125 hour filibuster from Southern Democrats get it through. It's good to have a master parliamentarian on the right side.

    2. A great, in-depth look at the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1960. This later edition also contains running commentary on the similarities between the passage of this act and the more important Civil Rights Act of 1964.The author admits that the original act was mainly a failure, and the book could just as well been titled "How a Law gets Eviscerated." He admits it is a perfect case study, however, because so many congressional procedures were used for and against it. For instance, he notes [...]

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