Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: WashU Expert: Filibuster carve-out protects majority rule

A voting rights filibuster "carve-out" -- or making an exception to the 60-vote threshold to overcome a legislative filibuster -- would help to preserve the core democratic principle of majority rule, says an expert on constitutional law at Washington University in St. Louis.Still, a voting rights carve-out could create a slippery slope to more filibuster changes, said Gregory Magarian, the Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law.