Boehner Promises to Sue Obama, But What Does It Mean?

House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday that he plans to sue the Obama administration for its use of executive actions during what it has touted as a "year of action" aimed at circumventing a gridlocked Congress. But what do House Republicans hope to achieve with the lawsuit and how does it work? Boehner said the lawsuit is part of a constitutional struggle between the legislative and executive branches and that Obama has overstepped his bounds by issuing orders on everything from the environment to LGBT rights. Critics say the move is little more than transparent political posturing.

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