Skip to comments.Kagan Confident Violation Won’t Get Her in Trouble
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 Courts 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 parchmentwhether it be a Constitution or a statutecannot be allowed to infringe upon this solemn duty. Ensuring that everyone has health care epitomizes the Presidents 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 prosecutors 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 Administrations legal defense of the law. Were 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, Im not worried.
In related news, Kagan dismissed Obamacare opponents argument that the law is coercive. Since when is forcing people to buy something thats good for them coercive? she asked Plaintiff attorney Paul Clement. Didnt your mother ever force you to eat your vegetables? Would you call that coercive? Or was she just looking out for your well-being? Isnt that what the government is doing here?
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I wish I found this funny.
That’s not satire, that’s a window into the inner workings of a liberal judge’s mind.
That tells you everything you need to know right there.
If it can be written, it can be rewritten.
Have you ever noticed how much the SCOTUS is starting to resemble The Muppets?
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?
Libs think honor system is not applicable for them.
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.
Holder will have her in an orange jump suit quicker than you can say contempt of congress.
Not funny. Well, OK, it’s funny but ... no, it’s not effing funny! :-)
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.
“I wish I found this funny.”
She just signed, sealed and delivered her own impeachment, and is too daft to see it.
This line is very good!
” ‘The most important job for a judge is to mete out justice,’ Kagan asserted. ‘Mere parchmentwhether it be a Constitution or a statutecannot be allowed to infringe upon this solemn duty. Ensuring that everyone has health care epitomizes the Presidents quest for justice. I will do everything I can to aid this quest.’ “
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