(POLITICO) House Democrats are tapping a former assistant attorney general and a top Carter administration official to serve as witnesses against a Republican plan to sue President Barack Obama.
One of the witnesses is Walter Dellinger, a former assistant attorney general, head of the Office of Legal Counsel and acting Solicitor General. Simon Lazarus, an associate director for President Jimmy Carter, will also testify at a House Rules Committee hearing next week on a resolution to sue Obama for alleged overreach of executive powers.
“Mr. Dellinger and Mr. Lazarus are two of the premier constitutional scholars in the United States today and they will be making a forceful legal argument for why the House’s lawsuit is without merit,” said New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee.
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