Big Guns Wednesday

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As many on this blog are aware, I have previously testified, written, and litigated in opposition to the rise of executive power and the countervailing decline in congressional power in our tripartite system. I have also spent years encouraging Congress, under both Democratic and Republican presidents, to more actively defend its authority, including seeking judicial review in separation of powers conflicts. For that reason, it may come as little surprise this morning that I have agreed to represent the United States House of Representatives in its challenge of unilateral, unconstitutional actions taken by the Obama Administration with respect to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is an honor to represent the institution in this historic lawsuit and to work with the talented staff of the House General Counsel’s Office. As in the past, this posting is meant to be transparent about my representation as well as my need to be circumspect about my comments in the future on related stories.

On July 30, 2014, the House of Representatives adopted, by a vote of 225-201, H. Res. 676, which provided that

the Speaker is authorized to initiate or intervene in one or more civil actions on behalf of the House of Representatives in a Federal court of competent jurisdiction to seek any appropriate relief regarding the failure of the President, the head of any department or agency, or any other officer or employee of the executive branch, to act in a manner consistent with that official’s duties under the Constitution and laws of the United States with respect to implementation of any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, title I or subtitle B of title II of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, including any amendment made by such provision, or any other related provision of law, including a failure to implement any such provision.

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20 Responses to Big Guns Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    The last ditch effort to ditch the ACA which is proving to be not so affordable after all but the true windfall of profits for the insurance companies leaving many in debt. Remove the Insurance companies from the equation and negate the lobbying influence they have with government that gave rise to this bloated boondoggle in the first place.
    Of course no one listens to me except the NSA so I don’t see major change anytime soon.

    Coffee is on and donuts are in despite the heavy rains, dig in!

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  2. Den says:

    How about BIG engines?

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Gasoline under US$3 finally.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    And another cop won’t be charged. Apparently, it’s ok for cops to kill black people.

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    • Den says:

      Just another indicator as to how far we are into fascism.
      Too far to stop it anytime soon.
      False Flag event expected for Xmas to frighten the sheeple into further compliance.

      Assholes

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  5. jim hitchcock says:

    Nice to have my satellite back.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    It seems that we are going to have ice pellets.

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  7. Den says:

    Still pouring here, water out the wazoo, the monsoon can stop now, please. I got out of Sac just in time it appears from the traffic reports, localized flooding along with flash flood warnings all over, glub!

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  8. Den says:

    Mr. Fish has apparently returned to the Mediaplex

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