Senate Rules Experts Join Fight Over Recess Appointments

, The National Law Journal


When the parliamentarian of the U.S. Senate hired Robert Dove in 1966, he made one thing clear: "The Senate rules are perfect, and if they are all changed tomorrow, they're still perfect." Today, "I stand by that philosophy. It is the Senate's choice," said Dove, who served as the Senate's top parliamentarian from 1981 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 2001.

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