A second option is recourse to the courts. Bringing suit against the president to invalidate his extraconstitutional actions is a reasonable idea. It has the advantage of bringing in a third, neutral party to adjudicate a dispute between the legislative and executive branches. House Republicans have long been wary of this approach, for one good reason: They too support delaying the implementation of Obamacare. Why sue to overturn welcome delays even if wrongly put in place by executive order?
In recent days, more than 100 House Republicans have overcome their hesitation and cosponsored Rep. Tim Rice’s STOP (Stop This Overreaching Presidency) legislation to bring suit against the president. This is a good start, which offers several advantages.