William Manship

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GOP-led House votes to sue Obama in first-of-its-kind lawsuit

The House vote to sue President Obama is the first such legal challenge by a chamber of Congress against a president and a historic foray in the fight over constitutional checks and balances.<p>Wednesday's nearly party-line vote followed a feisty floor debate and offered a fresh example of how the …

HOUSE VOTES TO SUE OBAMA

The resolution passed the Republican-controlled House in a party-line vote of 225-201 on Wednesday. All but five Republicans voted for the measure, while all 199 Democrats voted against it.<p>The coming lawsuit will accuse Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority as president by making …

Affordable Care Act

Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office

In an exchange during the<p>O.J. Simpsonmurder trial, prosecutor Marcia Clark insisted to Judge Lance Ito that there were no legal precedents to the matter they were discussing.<p>"So if my Pepperdine law clerks found some …" Ito interrupted.<p>"Did they? Criminal cases?" asked Clark, caught flat-footed. …

Why Obama can't get out of Iraq

President Barack Obama finally found a strategy to get out of Afghanistan. Now he’s getting pulled back into Iraq.<p>Scrambling Obama’s attempt just two weeks ago to move American foreign policy past Bush-era Middle East engagements, the Al Qaeda-linked insurgency that’s capturing city after Iraqi …