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Mon Sep 22, 2014, 06:49 PM

John Boehnerís Lawyer Quits Because Lawsuit Against Obama Could Harm His Credibility



Speaker of the House John Boehner had to find a new lawyer to represent him in his lawsuit against President Obama after his attorney quit because he was worried that the suit could harm his credibility.

The New York Times reported,

House Republicans on Friday replaced the firm handling their lawsuit against President Obama after the lawyer representing them pulled out over what was said to be political backlash among his colleagues at the firm, Baker Hostetler.

The lawyer, David B. Rivkin Jr., had taken the case on behalf of House Republicans in August, right after they voted to sue the president, accusing him of overstepping the powers of the presidency. Two people with knowledge of the situation said Mr. Rivkin withdrew from the case under pressure after facing criticism that he had taken on an overly partisan lawsuit. Some members of the firm feared the case against Mr. Obama could drive off potential clients and hurt Baker Hostetlerís credibility, according to one of the people with knowledge of the case. Both people said they were prohibited from publicly discussing such a delicate case.


http://www.politicususa.com/2014/09/22/john-boehners-lawyer-quits-obama-lawsuit-harm-credibility.html

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Reply John Boehnerís Lawyer Quits Because Lawsuit Against Obama Could Harm His Credibility (Original post)
CatWoman Sep 2014 OP
Skidmore Sep 2014 #1
gvstn Sep 2014 #2
sheshe2 Sep 2014 #7
yortsed snacilbuper Sep 2014 #3
jberryhill Sep 2014 #4
msanthrope Sep 2014 #6
Blue Owl Sep 2014 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2014 #16
Jackpine Radical Sep 2014 #5
ThoughtCriminal Sep 2014 #8
NRaleighLiberal Sep 2014 #9
Overseas Sep 2014 #10
Gothmog Sep 2014 #11
RoccoR5955 Sep 2014 #12
Marie Marie Sep 2014 #13
lob1 Sep 2014 #15
rocktivity Sep 2014 #17
Cha Sep 2014 #18
Cleita Sep 2014 #19
Blanks Sep 2014 #20
Bartlet Sep 2014 #21
muntrv Sep 2014 #22

Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 07:00 PM

1. That's not just any lawyer, that's

a neocon mouthpiece and member of the Federalist society who actively partiicpated in suits against ACA.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 07:02 PM

2. Thanks for the additional info.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 07:51 PM

7. Oh my!

The rats are abandoning ship!



Thanks for the info Skidmore!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 07:05 PM

3. "It is so difficult to keep the rats on the ship sometimes."

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 07:07 PM

4. Paging Orly Taitz. Orly Taitz, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 07:50 PM

6. Damn you!!! Beat me to it!!! nt

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:17 PM

14. All bronzed up and ready to go...

n/t

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:23 PM

16. ROFL!!!!!!!!!

WAAAAA! My lawyer ditched me and said I was nutz...I need a NEW LAWYER!!!!!


HIYA, DOLLFACE!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 07:49 PM

5. Jeez, I wonder of Ken Starr is still above ground & available.

It would be a case made in Heaven for him.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 08:20 PM

9. two words that don't belong together - "credibility" and "Boehner"

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 08:39 PM

10. K&R. Glad to hear it.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 08:54 PM

11. This case is a loser

The firm was smart to dump this case

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:05 PM

12. Did he ever have ANY credibility?!?!?! n/t

 

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:16 PM

13. Just this...

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:21 PM

15. Bought to you by the party who claims to be against frivolous lawsuits.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:33 PM

17. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

The "You forgot the 'Not From The Onion' Disclaimer" category.

The next thing he needs to do, of course, is quit Boner!


rocktivity

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 12:30 AM

18. I bet that chapped Boehner's hide.

Ohhhhh.. but still determined as ever to make an even bigger national(world class) fool of himself.. all in the name of the brainwashed gullible tea party(run by Koch bros).

Mahalo CW~

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 12:41 AM

19. Now that's funny.

Thanks for the laugh CW.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:52 AM

20. It isn't so much about credibility as it is about partisanship...

I got the impression (from the article) that the law firm was concerned about being seen as too 'politically one-sided'.

I would guess that any business wouldn't want to eliminate an entire demographic (democrats) by coming down too hard on one side of the political spectrum.

I personally believe that it's not a credible lawsuit, but that's not really what the article says.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 10:58 PM

21. Well,

when anyone with a law degree is pointing and laughing at you because you got suckered into litigating a law suit against the President that even a first year student knows is a complete joke, it's not surprising that you would bail.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 01:52 PM

22. That ship sailed a long time ago.

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