John Ryder is co-chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA). He served for the past four years as general counsel to the RNC. He practices law with Harris Shelton, Hanover Walsh in Memphis, TN. He teaches election law as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University.
The filibuster is not in the Constitution or part of the American founding. It is a creature born of an accidental omission from the rules.