John Boehner

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Person.png John Boehner   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
BornJohn Andrew Boehner
Reading, Ohio, U.S.
Alma materXavier University
ReligionRoman Catholicism
ChildrenLindsay Tricia
SpouseDeborah Gunlack

Employment.png Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
January 5, 2011 - Present
Preceded byNancy Pellosi

Employment.png House Minority Leader

In office
January 3, 2007 - January 3, 2011
Preceded byNancy Pellosi, Nancy Pellosi
Succeeded byNancy Pellosi

Employment.png House Majority Leader

In office
February 2, 2006 - January 3, 2007
Preceded byRoy Blunt

Employment.png Chairman of the House Education Committee

In office
January 3, 2001 - January 3, 2006

Employment.png Chairman of the House Republican Conference Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
January 3, 1995 - January 3, 1999


Legal Case

Hedges v. ObamaChris Hedges
Daniel Ellsberg
Jenifer Bolen
Noam Chomsky
Alexa O'Brien
Kai Wargalla
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Barack Obama
Leon Panetta
John McCain
John Boehner
Harry Reid
Nancy Pellosi
John Michael McConnell
Eric Cantor
United States
United States Department of Defense
13 January 201228 April 2014The plaintiffs challenged the 2012 NDAA contending that indefinite detention on "suspicion of providing substantial support" to groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban was so vague as to allow unconstitutional, indefininte detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguning that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.


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