By Vishwajeet Deshmukh
Vishwajeet Deshmukh is an undergraduate law student at Government Law College, Mumbai,
In February 2022, female students were banned from entering a college in Udipi,
Karnataka, India because the students wore “hijabs” . A hijab is a veil worn by Muslim
women, covering the head and chest . The ban on hijabs has resulted in large-scale protests
across India and sparked controversy over religious liberty.
By Oulai Pan
Oulai "Audrey" Pan is a first-year student at the University of Pennsylvania's College of Arts and Sciences who plans to study political science and economics.
The filibuster, which refers to prolonged debate in the Senate, is perhaps one of the most discussed domestic political issues today.
Though the filibuster is often seen as a tool which upholds the Senate’s tradition of unlimited debate, it actually originated from a simplification of Senate procedures in 1807. This included the deletion of a rule that would have allowed a simple majority to cut off debate on a bill.  Thus, from then onward, Senators could technically extend debate indefinitely to prevent the passage of a bill. However, there were few filibusters prior to the twentieth century, since Senators largely operated on a presumed majority rule.