Third Lawyer Hired by John Boehner to Sue President Obama

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Summary: John Boehner has hired a third lawyer to sue President Barack Obama.

John Boehner has hired a third lawyer to sue President Barack Obama, according to a report from CNN.



The lawsuit is centered on the health care law.

Boehner had to hire a third lawyer because two law firms hired previously backed out of their commitments to represent Republicans in the House of Representatives in the lawsuit.

John Boehner


Boehner has now hired Jonathan Turley. He is a professor at George Washington University Law School and is an expert on constitutional law.

In a statement, Boehner's spokesman Michael Steel said, "Professor Turley is a renowned legal scholar who agrees that President Obama has clearly overstepped his Constitutional authority. He is a natural choice to handle this lawsuit."

In a press conference on Tuesday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called Turley a "TV lawyer."

Pelosi has criticized Boehner multiple times for using taxpayer money to fund the litigation.

In July, the House voted along party lines to approve a lawsuit against President Obama for unilaterally issuing changes to Obamacare.

The House will be represented by the House's Office of General Counsel in court. But, the resolution passed in July allows the Speaker to hire outside lawyers to work on the legal strategy and file the formal complaint.

It is possible that the Supreme Court will issue a ruling on the health care law even before the House lawsuit makes its way through the justice system.



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