Chiles responds to Washington Post columnist George Will
Dr. Robert Chiles has responded to Washington Post columnist George Will in a letter to the editor. On 29 March, Will authored a column arguing that Senate filibusters now prevent debate and have become trivialized. He advocated for the Senate changing its rules ahead of a vote on Supreme Court Justice-nominee Neil Gorsuch. At the end of the opinion article, Will rhetorically asked if anyone could "name anything that a majority of Americans have desired, strongly and protractedly, that has been denied to them because of a ﬁlibuster?"
Dr. Chiles responded by pointing to anti-lynching legislation from the 1920s and 1930s which was filibustered by Southern senators.