BakerHostetler Hired for Obama Suit

The U.S. House of Representatives has hired BakerHostetler to sue President Obama for allegedly overstepping his powers by taking executive actions to revise the health-care law, the ABA Journal reports. The lead lawyer named in the contract is BakerHostetler partner David Rivkin, who outlined the legal theory supporting a lawsuit in a Wall Street Journal op-ed (subscription required) published on July 30.