The filibuster, contrary to popular belief, is not an action included in the Constitution. It is simply a rule that the Senate allows to exist. The filibuster was used in the House of Representatives until 1842 when a permanent rule removed it as an option for members to block action on legislation. The filibuster has been used in the Senate to block not only civil rights legislation and threatened to block healthcare legislation but also to block judicial nominees which used to be considered a President's prerogative to choose.
Should the Senate remove the filibuster as an option to block legislation?