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Kagan Confident Violation Won’t Get Her in Trouble
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 March 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 03/30/2012 9:44:43 PM PDT by John Semmens

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan brushed off accusations that her participation in the Court’s hearing on Obamacare violates the law. Section 455(b)(3) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code requires judges to disqualify themselves from hearing cases when they have “served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as counsel, adviser, or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case or controversy.” As Solicitor General, Kagan served in such a role.

“The most important job for a judge is to mete out justice,” Kagan asserted. “Mere parchment—whether it be a Constitution or a statute—cannot be allowed to infringe upon this solemn duty. Ensuring that everyone has health care epitomizes the President’s quest for justice. I will do everything I can to aid this quest.”

“Besides, whether a person is brought up on charges for an alleged violation of the law is at the prosecutor’s discretion,” Kagan added. “Does anyone seriously believe that Attorney General Holder would press charges against me for seeking to defend the health care law from its right-wing assailants? The two of us worked long and hard to craft the Administration’s legal defense of the law. We’re on the same team.”

Kagan rounded out her case for self-confidence saying “if by some freak occurrence I were to be impeached and convicted, is there any doubt that I would be pardoned by President Obama? I assure you, I’m not worried.”

In related news, Kagan dismissed Obamacare opponents’ argument that the law is coercive. “Since when is forcing people to buy something that’s good for them ‘coercive?’” she asked Plaintiff attorney Paul Clement. “Didn’t your mother ever force you to eat your vegetables? Would you call that coercive? Or was she just looking out for your well-being? Isn’t that what the government is doing here?”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://constitutionclub.org/2012/03/30/semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-13/


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; constitution; obamacare; satire; tyranny; wasteoftime
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1 posted on 03/30/2012 9:44:47 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: 43north; #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; ...

ping


2 posted on 03/30/2012 9:47:04 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

bunp


3 posted on 03/30/2012 9:50:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: John Semmens

I wish I found this funny.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 9:50:50 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: John Semmens

That’s not satire, that’s a window into the inner workings of a liberal judge’s mind.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 9:53:57 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: John Semmens
grrr. :(

6 posted on 03/30/2012 9:55:16 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: John Semmens

“mere parchment”

That tells you everything you need to know right there.

Un-freaking believable.


7 posted on 03/30/2012 9:55:34 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

If it can be written, it can be rewritten.

Unfortunately.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 9:57:43 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: John Semmens

Have you ever noticed how much the SCOTUS is starting to resemble The Muppets?


9 posted on 03/30/2012 9:57:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: John Semmens

What role does the Chief Justice of SCOTUS have as apposed to the other Justices? Can he impose any restrictions on the other Justices? Does he have any control over the court?


10 posted on 03/30/2012 9:57:54 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: philman_36
..about the size of planian worm...
even that's hugh compared to her brain.

11 posted on 03/30/2012 9:59:27 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: doc1019

Libs think honor system is not applicable for them.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 10:05:17 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder; John Semmens

Satire doesn’t necessarily have to be humor of which John Semmens proves quite often ASD.

This satire does reflect the thought processes of the typical Liberal mind quite well John.

Thanks for the ping.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 10:06:17 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

Holder will have her in an orange jump suit quicker than you can say contempt of congress.

(NOT)


14 posted on 03/30/2012 10:07:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: John Semmens

IMPEACH KAGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 03/30/2012 10:07:58 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: skinkinthegrass
even that's hugh compared to her brain.

Hugh is not amused.

{;^)
16 posted on 03/30/2012 10:09:10 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: John Semmens

Not funny. Well, OK, it’s funny but ... no, it’s not effing funny! :-)


17 posted on 03/30/2012 10:09:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: rockinqsranch; John Semmens

I really didn’t mean to be empirically critical nor to imply censorship as my post probably reads. I can be very snidely satirical (often to my own social detriment) and I appreciate the genre and John 95% of the time.

I posted exactly what I felt...there’s tons and tons of stuff going on in this country that I just don’t find funny. Especially its accumulation. Intellectually I know we are all better off being able to distance ourselves from it and laugh at it. But I’m not always able to do so. Because it’s freaking scary.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 10:13:23 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“I wish I found this funny.”

She just signed, sealed and delivered her own impeachment, and is too daft to see it.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 10:18:33 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: John Semmens
John, you get me every time! :-)

This line is very good!

” ‘The most important job for a judge is to mete out justice,’ Kagan asserted. ‘Mere parchment—whether it be a Constitution or a statute—cannot be allowed to infringe upon this solemn duty. Ensuring that everyone has health care epitomizes the President’s quest for justice. I will do everything I can to aid this quest.’ “

20 posted on 03/30/2012 10:18:47 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: John Semmens

Laws do not apply to Democrats.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 10:19:08 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Actually, I have.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 10:20:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: philman_36
but, is he still alive?
in any case; she's a real moron...an AA hire.

23 posted on 03/30/2012 10:21:41 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: John Semmens

I get snookered by this semi satire stuff everytime. I typically get to the second or third paragraph before I figure it out. Very sad that this could be true.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 10:23:18 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: John Semmens
One hopes that 5 of the 9 Supremes read this.

“Besides, whether a person is brought up on charges for an alleged violation of the law is at the prosecutor’s discretion,” Kagan added. “Does anyone seriously believe that Attorney General Holder would press charges against me for seeking to defend the health care law from its right-wing assailants? The two of us worked long and hard to craft the Administration’s legal defense of the law. We’re on the same team.”

Another fine column John. Thanks for keeping a healthy amount of "semi" in the "semi-satire".

.

25 posted on 03/30/2012 10:25:22 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: John Semmens

Whew!!!

That wuz close.

As soon as I got to “Mere Parchment...” I look up.

LOL

You are starting to scare me.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 10:27:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Agree, and it’s as though nobody elected, and under oath “representing” our interests is on duty anymore.

Very scary.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 10:28:31 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

Horrifying.


28 posted on 03/30/2012 10:34:57 PM PDT by mykroar (Please be aware any /sarc tag is for the lurkers, not the Freepers.)
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To: John Semmens

Glad I checked or you would have had me again. This is just to close to reality. She needs to be impeached and would be if we had any Republican politicians with some guts.


29 posted on 03/30/2012 10:36:21 PM PDT by calex59
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To: John Semmens
This obvious violation should get her impeached. It is clearly a conflict that she should have recused herself. Her association and her rabid support of Sharia Law will be the next conflict of interest.
30 posted on 03/30/2012 10:37:42 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: philman_36

of Escher like circular logic...

She did just drone on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on .....................................


31 posted on 03/30/2012 10:37:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: John Semmens
Kagan rounded out her case for self-confidence saying “if by some freak occurrence I were to be impeached and convicted, is there any doubt that I would be pardoned by President Obama? I assure you, I’m not worried.”

At that point, I glanced back at the name of the poster. Since getting ousted from the Supreme Court is not a criminal matter and cannot be cured by a presidential pardon. LOL!

32 posted on 03/30/2012 10:37:55 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: John Semmens

got half way through that and steaming, then thought “this has to be Semmens. Sure enough, man that was a good one.


33 posted on 03/30/2012 10:40:30 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Seaplaner

I’m starting to think when the results come out, ZeroCare will get tossed, and there will only be 8 votes, Kagen having jumped a sinking ship and recused herself.

She can’t announce it now because that would be a clear sign that they got their hineys whooped.


34 posted on 03/30/2012 10:41:16 PM PDT by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: John Semmens
Kagan is verbally flipping off the sanctity of her appointed office and putting real meaning into the phrase "thicker than thieves...."

She is correct; her anti-Constitutional friend/co-conspirator in the highest of places will protect her, no matter how unethical or un-Constitutional her refusal to recuse. Kagan should be impeached and her opinion on Obamacare should be nullified. No one in America is above the law, and that includes Kagan.

35 posted on 03/30/2012 10:41:39 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder; rockinqsranch; John Semmens
No, really?
36 posted on 03/30/2012 10:42:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: skinkinthegrass
but, is he still alive?
Yep, still kicking.

she's a real moron
I usually say what I mean yet in this instance you're too kind and I'll remain silent as my comments would get me banned.

37 posted on 03/30/2012 10:45:57 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Vendome

A black robed yammering nabob.


38 posted on 03/30/2012 10:48:14 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: John Semmens

If she violates US Code...that would just be poetic justice if obamacare is overturned AND she were to be impeached by congress for trying to improperly influence the obamacare decision (and obama loses in Nov). God, this is my prayer...A chance for a 6/3 conservative SCOTUS.


39 posted on 03/30/2012 10:55:29 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: John Semmens

All the liberals will one day pay for their crimes, please let it be so and soon.


40 posted on 03/30/2012 10:55:29 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: John Semmens

She should be removed from the Supreme Court with an attitude like this!


41 posted on 03/30/2012 11:01:42 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: John Semmens

She should be removed from the Supreme Court with an attitude like this!


42 posted on 03/30/2012 11:01:42 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: John Semmens

“The most important job for a judge is to mete out justice,” Kagan asserted. “Mere parchment—whether it be a Constitution or a statute—cannot be allowed to infringe upon this solemn duty

Incorrect. A Supreme Court Justices duty is to uphold the piece of parchment (the Constitution).
It is not about justice or fairness. Not your job. Does a question/law etc comply with the US Constituion or not. Nothing more nothing less.......


43 posted on 03/30/2012 11:03:07 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: John Semmens; philman_36; bigbob; Graewoulf

Even more appalling is Ruth Ginsberg, who has voiced open disdain for the constitution she has sworn to uphold. Talk about someone who should be yanked from the court!

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/talking-sense/2012/feb/10/justice-ginsberg-publicly-denigrates-constitution-/


44 posted on 03/30/2012 11:08:18 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: John Semmens; Jim Robinson; Lurker; Noumenon; Travis McGee; Grampa Dave; LS; betty boop; ...
Oh my gosh...well there it is:
“The most important job for a judge is to mete out justice,” Kagan asserted. “Mere parchment—whether it be a Constitution or a statute—cannot be allowed to infringe upon this solemn duty.
Forget recrusal, this woman needs to be impeached as soon as possible.

The brazen disregard for the Constitution in her positiona as a Supreme Court Justice is breath-taking and disgusting.

45 posted on 03/30/2012 11:10:06 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: John Semmens
What have you stirred up now, John?


46 posted on 03/30/2012 11:17:10 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: John Semmens; Jim Robinson; Lurker; Noumenon; Travis McGee; Grampa Dave; LS; betty boop; ...
Oops...just saw the "satire" tag. Belay that last.

Sad when something so rediculous sounds so true to form.

47 posted on 03/30/2012 11:18:27 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head; John Semmens

John is very good at his craft.


48 posted on 03/30/2012 11:25:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: bigbob

“Un-freaking believable.”

If it is too unbelievable to be true, it probably isn’t.


49 posted on 03/30/2012 11:38:15 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: John Semmens

Spoken like a true Nazi. She and her comments need to be broadcast and analyzed by every liberal that thinks conservatives are the party of Big Brother.


50 posted on 03/30/2012 11:53:52 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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