TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 31, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner’s still-unfiled lawsuit against President Barack Obama is in more trouble, Politico reports. For the second time in two months, a major law firm has ceased work on the lawsuit, sources say. Attorney Bill Burck and the Quinn Emanuel firm halted preparations for the proposed suit in recent weeks, according to two sources familiar with the situation. Last month, the lawyer originally hired to pursue the case alleging that the President exceeded his constitutional power, David Rivkin of Baker Hostetler, made a similar exit. A spokesman for Boehner declined to discuss the relationship with Burck and Quinn Emanuel, but did say that GOP leaders are considering having the lawsuit filed by lawyers already on the House payroll.