Lawsuit aims to be a filibuster buster

As some Senate Democrats push to rewrite the rules governing the filibuster, the chamber’s attorneys were in court Monday trying to defend it.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, holds a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Mr. Reid said he intends to change Senate filibuster rules following President Obama's win in the general election the previous day and that he hopes Republicans will work with the Democrats to solve some of the country's major issues. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, holds a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Mr. Reid said he intends to change Senate filibuster rules following President Obama's win in the general election the previous day and that he hopes Republicans will work with the Democrats to solve some of the country's major issues. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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