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GOP, Democrats fight over legality of suing Obama

WASHINGTON — A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Obama is justified because his actions carrying out the health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday.

Attorneys allied with Democrats in opposing the election-year suit said it’s the GOP that’s going too far by trying to resolve a political dispute by handing the question to the federal courts to decide.

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