By Jonathan Bernstein – The technical issue is “standing.” For the courts to consider a lawsuit, the person or group bringing the suit has to show they were harmed in some direct way.
What Boehner is claiming now is that Congress, or the House of Representatives in this case, should be able to sue the president for not following the law if no one else would be able to do so.
If that succeeds, however, the big winner in the long run wouldn’t be Congress. It would be the courts. more> http://tinyurl.com/mgsrs3e
- Boehner v. Constitution, Cass R. Sunstein, Bloomberg