GOP Hires New Lawyer to Lead Suit Against Obama

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, followed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and others, emerge from a House GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, followed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and others, emerge from a House GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)J. Scott Applewhite / AP

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George Washington University legal scholar Jonathan Turley -- a frequent legal and political commentator on MSNBC -- has agreed to represent House Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans in their lawsuit against President Obama.

Turley's announcement comes after other lawyers ultimately declined to represent the House Republicans -- allegedly due to political pressure at their big law firms.

Indeed, it's notable that the House GOP lawsuit against Obama still hasn't been filed. House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said Republicans will move on the lawsuit "soon."

"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)," Turley writes on his blog. "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."

Turley also discloses that he voted for Obama in 2008.

In July he testified in front of Congress in support of the lawsuit, arguing the executive branch has grown in power over the years while Congress' authority has diminished.

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