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Emails show Elena Kagan gushing over Obamacare passage: I hear they have the votes, Larry!!
The Right Scoop ^ | Nov.15, 2011 | Dan Cleary

Posted on 11/15/2011 12:17:34 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Double-exclamation point!!

This, on top of the fact that we already know Elena Kagan huddled with the White House to help craft the legal defense for Obamacare just five months prior to being sworn in as a Supreme Court justice.

A case for recusal doesn’t get much more clear-cut than this. Don’t hold your breath though waiting for Kagan to recuse herself when the Obamacare challenge lands in the Supreme Court; this is exactly why Obama nominated her.

(CNSNews.com) – On Sunday, March 21, 2010, the day the House of Representatives passed President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan and famed Supreme Court litigator and Harvard Law Prof. Laurence Tribe, who was then serving in the Justice Department, had an email exchange in which they discussed the pending health-care vote, according to documents the Department of Justice released late Wednesday to the Media Research Center, CNSNews.com’s parent organization, and to Judicial Watch.

“I hear they have the votes, Larry!! Simply amazing,” Kagan said to Tribe in one of the emails.

(Excerpt) Read more at therightscoop.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: elenakagan; obamacarescotus; scotusobamacare

1 posted on 11/15/2011 12:17:36 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

oh boy (sigh) ... A prayer the fix is not in.


2 posted on 11/15/2011 12:22:45 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A case for recusal doesn’t get much more clear-cut than this.

Says it all. Will she? Is it time for another massive Tea Party rally in Washington D.C. about this very issue? How about right in front of the SCOTUS building?

3 posted on 11/15/2011 12:23:04 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The same liberals who insist that Justice Thomas recuse himself for the most tenuous and indirect connections - his wife's involvement in health care - will not say a WORD about this blatant conflict of interest.

Is anyone surprised by that?

4 posted on 11/15/2011 12:25:17 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She shouldn’t’ be on the Supreme Court period. Who were the fools that voted for her. They should go.


5 posted on 11/15/2011 12:27:38 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s my understanding that there is no mechanism to force a Supreme Court justice to recuse, short of public shaming and the threat of impeachment. Since I doubt Kagan cares about the former and knows the later will never happen. I expect her to laugh as she issues her “unbiased” decision.


6 posted on 11/15/2011 12:27:46 PM PST by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If she were still Solicitor General, she would be the one making the oral arguments for the government in front of SCOTUS. Her successor is the one that will likely be doing so.

She was a huge cheerleader for this bill, sat in on meetings where details of the bill were being hashed out.

If that is not grounds for recusal, then no judge should have to recuse themselves from any case.


7 posted on 11/15/2011 12:31:59 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: allmendream
"The same liberals who insist that Justice Thomas recuse himself for the most tenuous and indirect connections - his wife's involvement in health care - will not say a WORD about this blatant conflict of interest."

And the Republicans will just bend over and take it again without so much as a whimper.

8 posted on 11/15/2011 12:33:54 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras

Not sure what they could do other than cry and whimper about it.

Impeachment is, as far as I know, the only option - and it just isn’t in the cards - at all.

So what would you have them do?


9 posted on 11/15/2011 12:36:37 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

“If that is not grounds for recusal, then no judge should have to recuse themselves from any case.”

She’s a DEMOCRAT, so normal rules do not apply. The gays running today’s major media will see to that.


10 posted on 11/15/2011 12:42:13 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: allmendream; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
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"...we already know Elena Kagan huddled with the White House to help craft the legal defense for 0bamacare just five months prior to being sworn in as a Supreme Court justice.

A case for recusal doesn’t get much more clear-cut than this. Don’t hold your breath though waiting for Kagan to recuse herself when the 0bamacare challenge lands in the Supreme Court;

- this is exactly why 0ama nominated her.

11 posted on 11/15/2011 12:42:40 PM PST by LucyT
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a clear case where she can not be unbiased. She must recuse or she will break the law. The statute is quite clear that she must step aside. She knew that when she got on the court. We can file judicial ethics violations in the federal judiciary and she could lose and be forever scarred .


12 posted on 11/15/2011 12:42:52 PM PST by Ardenroad gal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is something as outrageous as, as say, pervert Sandusky being sentenced to community service with Big Brothers.


13 posted on 11/15/2011 12:44:00 PM PST by tumblindice (The First Lady cap snaffler: It Really Really Works)
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To: LucyT

The House of Representatives must immediately begin assembling articles of impeachment against Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan based on her committing perjury during the Congressional selection process.


14 posted on 11/15/2011 12:47:06 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Hatteras
And the Republicans will just bend over and take it again without so much as a whimper.

Banana Republic. Who has any respect for Congress or the SC. Political hacks - all.

15 posted on 11/15/2011 12:47:11 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: no-to-illegals

Kagan isn’t a deciding vote anyway. All four dems will vote against us. The fix is only in if Scalia and/or Kennedy decide the government can do whatever the hell it wants to do.


16 posted on 11/15/2011 12:49:26 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t know how the court work but wouldn’t the chief justice have something to say about this?


17 posted on 11/15/2011 1:27:42 PM PST by GregNH (Re-Elect "No Body")
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To: SatinDoll; allmendream
Agree with your #14 - provided, of course, there is clear evidence she lied (embarrassed to say I do not have all the facts). If she lied to gain a seat on the highest court and no action is taken, then the entire exercise was a fraud on the taxpayers/nation.

Further, another sitting-on-the-hands in the face of something such as this that is fundamental to the efficient operation of our government, clearly indicates our political leaders are ignoring their Constitutional obligations.

Allmendream, you stated upthread that impeachment was out of the question. If you mean it is unlikely the Republicans will rise to the challenge, you may be correct. If otherwise, would you share your thoughts on that point?

18 posted on 11/15/2011 3:17:16 PM PST by frog in a pot (Timely recognition of your enemies is an important element of survival.)
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To: LucyT

I’m thinking of this article on Sipsey Street Irregulars, not specifically about 0bamacare or Kagan, but about the goverment malfeasance and what it signifies.

http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2011/11/losing-mandate-of-heaven-joe-paterno.html

There is a short time to be able to turn it around with elections. Very short time. But the R candidates are so - poor, is putting it mildly...


19 posted on 11/15/2011 3:24:14 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: little jeremiah; LucyT; frog in a pot; allmendream

http://theulstermanreport.com/2011/11/15/breaking-entire-case-file-on-brian-terry-killing-missing/

...reports are now breaking of the entire case file of the killers responsible for slain U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry have disappeared - possibly sealed for an as yet unknown reason by a federal judge.” This via the Arizona Daily Star.


20 posted on 11/15/2011 5:23:02 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll

The nightmare gets worse.


21 posted on 11/15/2011 6:51:19 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: SatinDoll; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
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...reports are now breaking of the entire case file of the killers responsible for slain U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry have disappeared - possibly sealed for an as yet unknown reason by a federal judge.” This via the Arizona Daily Star.

Read More at # 20.

Thanks, SatinDoll

22 posted on 11/15/2011 7:12:57 PM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT; SatinDoll; little jeremiah
FR thread of SatinDoll's link's source (The Arizona Daily Star, Tim Stellar)

Fast and Furious: Case Files on Terry Murder Have Disappeared, Gone

23 posted on 11/15/2011 7:33:14 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: ilgipper
Good Point. the government can do whatever the hell it wants to do ... yep, the government can do whatever the hell it wants to do. One would hope the government would do what the people want the government to do. Then our representatives would say .... this is a republic not a democracy. At least the statement by the representatives would be correct, yet signs of an oligarchy are showing up in their ranks. Looks like the problem is widespread.
24 posted on 11/16/2011 5:08:24 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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