House GOP to move forward with lawsuit against President Obama

On July 24, the House Rules Committee is set to mark up a resolution authorizing the House GOP to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, according to a report from The Hill.

The potential lawsuit is narrowly focused on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the president's decision to defer the PPACA's requirement that employers provide health insurance starting in 2014.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is the force behind the lawsuit, and he said the purpose of filing a complaint against the president is to protect the Constitution. However, some critics of the lawsuit see it as a political stunt.

On July 16, a debate on the merits of the lawsuit was held in the House Rules Committee, where interpretations of the Constitution were offered by four witnesses: Price Foley, a professor of law at Florida International University College of Law; Johnathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University; Simon Lazarus, a former associate director of public policy for President Jimmy Carter; and Walter Dellinger, who served as an acting solicitor general under President Bill Clinton. 

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