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Will Boehner’s lawsuit target non-enforcement of Obamacare?


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Noah Rothman

July 7, 2014


House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is reportedly planning to put a vote authorizing a lawsuit against the Obama administration before the House toward the end of the month. Since it was announced, there has been much discussion about the efficacy of this lawsuit, with commentators on the left and the right labeling it a “stunt.” Jazz Shaw has the definitive take on this debate.


While much ink has been spilt debating force of the House lawsuit as a political weapon, but comparatively little has been devoted to discussing on what grounds Boehner will sue the administration. With a variety of executive actions and selectively enforced statues to choose from, Boehner has a veritable embarrassment of riches of issues on which to base his suit.


With that in mind, Republicans are reportedly factoring in political considerations:




With the political health of the Republican Party in mind, Boehner is reportedly likely to focus on the Obama administration’s failure to faithfully enforce his signature legislative achievement: the Affordable Care Act.



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