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Boehner to Sue White House Over Executive Orders
Townhall ^ | June 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 06/25/2014 5:13:32 PM PDT by lbryce

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner announced he will be filing a lawsuit in the coming days against the White House in an effort to stop President Obama's continuing executive overreach.

"This is not about impeachment -- it's about him faithfully executing the laws of this country," Boehner said during the announcement.

Here's more background from Roll Call:

The lawsuit could set up a significant test of constitutional checks and balances, with the legislative branch suing the executive branch for ignoring its mandates, and the judiciary branch deciding the outcome.

Boehner told the House Republican Conference during a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning that he has been consulting with legal scholars and plans to unveil his next steps this week or next, according to sources in the room.

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said further action is necessary because the Senate has not taken up bills passed by the House targeting executive actions. The House has passed a bill expediting court consideration of House resolutions starting lawsuits targeting executive overreach and another mandating that the attorney general notify Congress when the administration decides to take executive action outside of what has been authorized by Congress.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner; executiveorders; obama
What new male enhancing concoction is on Boehner's medical product b*ner protocol that has him unintentionally demonstrating uncharacteristic testicular fortitude he's never demonstrated before?
1 posted on 06/25/2014 5:13:32 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Impeach. Then I’ll believe the Boner


2 posted on 06/25/2014 5:15:20 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: lbryce

this week or next ... or sometime soon, maybe later, but I’m gonn’a DO it ... yoobetcha’ !!


3 posted on 06/25/2014 5:15:32 PM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: lbryce

It’s the “ speaking to supporters part ( read downers )

How will do nothing of note, more bs talk


4 posted on 06/25/2014 5:16:33 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: lbryce

GOPe helped defeat McDaniel, so now they need to pretend their still ‘fighting’ for conservatives.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 5:16:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: lbryce

Betting this is as far as it gets. I mean, it’s a headline and no action. If he were serious, he’d go for impeachment!


6 posted on 06/25/2014 5:16:55 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: DanielRedfoot

Boehner always talks big when he is drunk (and that is most of the time) BUT there is a fine line between Boehner attempting to sound fierce, and Boehner crying like the drunken slob he is!


7 posted on 06/25/2014 5:17:44 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: DanielRedfoot

Donor not downer ( freakin sp chk )


8 posted on 06/25/2014 5:18:09 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: lbryce

Smoke and mirrors. Actually, just horse manure.

Crybaby may as well hit Dear Leader with his purse. And Boner knows it. Makes me want to puke.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 5:20:29 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: lbryce

I guess Boehner got tired of the way 0bama kept beating him at golf!

What has taken Boehner, the cigar store Injun statue, to actually move?


10 posted on 06/25/2014 5:20:53 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: lbryce

The courts will kick it back, saying the legislative branch only has the impeachment option per the Constitution. (And they would be correct in doing so.) He knows this is what’s going to happen; when it gets kicked back to him, he will then claim something on the order of, “Well, we’re not happy but it doesn’t rise to the level of impeachment so we’re not going to do anything.” He believes this will defang the conservative demands that he do something.

In other words, he knows this is all for show and it won’t go anywhere.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 5:21:48 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: lbryce

No standing.

Next.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 5:23:39 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: lbryce
Boehner announced he will be filing a lawsuit

"When it's time to shoot -- shoot. Don't talk."

13 posted on 06/25/2014 5:24:46 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"When it's time to shoot -- shoot. Don't talk."

Did you see that Eli passed away today?

14 posted on 06/25/2014 5:25:54 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: lbryce

What a sniveling fool.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 5:28:20 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: lbryce; All

Boehner is suing the WH because he doesn’t have the support of Reid to remove Obama from office even if HoR impeached Obama. In other words, Clinton proved that impeachment by the HoR is meaningless without the support of the Senate.

But if patriots and former Obama supporters would exercise their voting muscle in 2014 and elect senators who would be willing to follow through with a House impeachment and remove Obama, then things may get interesting.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 5:31:48 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: lbryce

It would be better to use bthe power of the purse to force compliance with the law, rather than to beg the courts to save them.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 5:32:19 PM PDT by buridan
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To: lbryce

Sue Sue Sudio!


18 posted on 06/25/2014 5:32:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: lbryce

Let me know what happens in about 6 years.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 5:54:40 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: lbryce

Posturing. If I was 0bama I would call his bluff. Then I would get a divorce.......


20 posted on 06/25/2014 6:19:14 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Spktyr

Maybe so, but it may also be a case of first impression that the Supremes will then need to figger out. We all know impeachment is a bust, so why not sue and see what happens. Better than sitting on hands like the pubes are doing now.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 6:43:14 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: lbryce

This is a fools errand, and may end up making the GOP look not only foolish, but impotent. The House has no standing to sue the chief executive because he is recalcitrant at enforcing the law. The Supremes will say that is what elections are for. We are royally screwed.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 7:01:41 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: lbryce

Obama has no respect for the rule of law. If, IF, he had standing and IF he won the case, who will enforce the judgement...Obama? We have watched obama give the codified law the middle finger for the past 6 years. He would just do the same here. Impeach Holder, Koskinin, the EPA chief and anyone else who is below obama. Defund obamas favorite pet projects. But sue??????? Meant to take our minds off of what they did to McDaniels. Let us not forget.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 8:20:09 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: mtrott

Not necessarily so. An older Supreme Court case holds that a legislative body (state legislature) has standing to sue the chief executive (governor) for failing to enforce duly enacted laws because that refusal has the effect of completely nullifying the votes of all the legislators (i.e., how the legislature voted becomes irrelevant). That case is Coleman v. Miller, 307 U.S. 433 (1939). Coleman was discussed by the Court in Raines v. Byrd, 521 U.S. 811 (1997), a case in which 6 members of Congress sued to prevent Clinton from exercising the line item veto Congress had recently enacted, and was accepted as granting standing to a legislature where the executive’s actions have the effect of “completely nullifying” the acts of the legislature.

That is what Obuttocks is doing here, at least that is what we’re claiming he’s doing - nullifying the vote of the entire Congress by completely ignoring the laws duly passed and signed into law by prior presidents. That should give the House standing under Coleman.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 8:29:30 PM PDT by Oceander
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To: FatherofFive

This is just for show....


25 posted on 06/25/2014 9:55:19 PM PDT by primrose (w)
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To: lbryce
That will go in the DOJ round file before holder reads it. Next day headlines,

"Racist republicans on witch hunt."

26 posted on 06/25/2014 10:01:56 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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