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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced July 29 the State of West Virginia had filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging President Barack Obama and his Administration have “repeatedly demonstrated that they will change or ignore certain laws or statutes in order to promote or protect their political agenda,” according to a news release from Morrisey’s office.

The lawsuit cites several instances when the Obama Administration ignored the law on immigration matters, environmental and mining regulations as well as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to the news release.

“The President cannot pick and choose which laws to follow and which to ignore on the basis of political convenience,” Morrisey said in a news release. “West Virginia knows firsthand the consequences that the administration’s illegal and flawed interpretation of the law can have on our coal mining jobs.

“This lawsuit simply asks the court to require the Obama Administration to follow the laws and restore the constitutional boundaries on presidential authority.”

According to the news release, the lawsuit specifically challenges President Obama’s decision last fall to suspend the enforcement of ACA requirements for existing health care policies and place that burden on the states.

“Congress controls the pen for writing, editing or shrinking laws, not the President,” Morrisey said. “Yet we see this President regularly making up his own rules for government, be it by ignoring immigration laws or imposing new regulations that could cripple the coal and natural gas industries.”

The suit, State of West Virginia ex rel. Patrick Morrisey v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, has been assigned Civil Action No. 14-1287.

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