- - Monday, March 31, 2014

As speaker of the House, Rep. John A. Boehner should determine by vote whether the House has standing to sue the president for institutional injury for diminution of legislative power as a result of the extent of unilateral changes to Obamacare.

The Supreme Court has historically recognized presidents’ implicit authority to reasonably implement laws, but the collective impact of President Obama’s unilateral changes should be challenged as exceeding that intent to the degree of effectively and materially changing the law — with timing that suggests political purposes.

If there were ever a case to reaffirm the checks and balances and separation of powers that are the essence of the United States’ governing structure, this is it.

DOUDE GLENN


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