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Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits
Kagan Watch ^ | May 11, 2010 | Kagan Watch

Posted on 05/11/2010 11:37:57 AM PDT by ianschwartz

In May of 2009, Elena Kagan, as US solicitor general, filed papers with the US Supreme Court encouraging it not to listen to arguments in a lawsuit against the Saudi Arabian government. The suit was filed by thousands of family members and victims of the 9/11 terror attacks on the US.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911; elenakagan; kagan; saudiarabia; sympathizers; unholyalliance

1 posted on 05/11/2010 11:37:57 AM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: ianschwartz

I don’t know how this stuff works — did Kagan do this on her own? Did she do it because Holder told her to?


2 posted on 05/11/2010 11:40:48 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

I dont know but she surely didnt resign because of it


3 posted on 05/11/2010 11:44:07 AM PDT by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: italianquaker
Good point. My father was not terribly political. He was never a Democrat, but he never really opposed them all that much either. But during the Clinton era, he kept asking "How come no one ever resigns from this administration?? There's so much corruption and malfeasance -- doesn't anyone have a sense of honor?"

Nope. We're talking about Democrats here. They want the power, and they will do what they need to do to get ahead.

4 posted on 05/11/2010 11:47:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ianschwartz
Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

Then try the bitch for treason -- don't freaking promote her!

5 posted on 05/11/2010 11:51:36 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: ClearCase_guy

You know what,, i might be wrong, but i think this suit was also resisted down the line by the Bush administration. They also fought the Lockerbie families from attaching the assets of Lybia. Same again for iranian hostages and victims going after frozen Iranian assets.

Sadly, the US govt, Rep or Dem fights hard to keep deeply harmed citizens from suing foreigners.


6 posted on 05/11/2010 12:01:41 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino

Would that be because the US wouldn’t want to be vulnerable to suits from non-US citizens anywhere in the world?


7 posted on 05/11/2010 12:13:02 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ianschwartz
The Supreme Court ultimately rejected the case.

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) was extremely disappointed with Kagan’s actions. “She wants to coddle the Saudis,” he bluntly said.

8 posted on 05/11/2010 12:16:56 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: 9YearLurker

It’s because such suits have implications in foreign policy, which is the purview of the Executive...

For example, If the U.S. freezes Iranian assets (public and private) to try and coerce them into not developing nuclear weapons, isn’t that policy undermined when those assets are raided by the courts to compensate people who sue Iran in U.S. Court?

If we allow that, what was the purpose of freezing the assets? Why not just confiscate them?


9 posted on 05/11/2010 12:20:10 PM PDT by ivyleaguebrat
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To: ivyleaguebrat

Thanks.


10 posted on 05/11/2010 12:21:06 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ianschwartz

bump


11 posted on 05/11/2010 12:21:36 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: ClearCase_guy

One person resigned from bubba’s administration early on.

Eleanor Holmes Norton’s husband. I cannot recall why.

And Abner Mikva also resigned from the Clinton white house.


12 posted on 05/11/2010 12:23:24 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: ClearCase_guy

.
BUMP!


13 posted on 05/11/2010 12:25:17 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: DesertRhino; Islaminaction

>i might be wrong, but i think this suit was also resisted down the line by the Bush administration

No you are not.

Protecting the Saudi Gravy Train is something our political system takes very seriously.

IIRC, the law firm that shielded the Saudis was counted among its luminaries by one James Baker, and Jamie Gorelick.

The families of 911 were not allowed to proceed upon any avenue that highlighted the Saudis Charities links to worldwide jihad and 911. Can’t have that, y’know.


14 posted on 05/11/2010 12:25:41 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
My Father: "How come no one ever resigns from this administration?? There's so much corruption and malfeasance -- doesn't anyone have a sense of honor?"

Your Father was right during Clinton's time. Same applies now. We want everyone to be saying the same thing by November. . .

15 posted on 05/11/2010 12:27:23 PM PDT by Art in Idaho
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To: ianschwartz
she fought for gov. censorhsip in Citizens united, (the supreme court ruling Obama is angry about)

In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on Thursday, every American should be worried when the president of the United States starts threatening the highest court in the land.

Barack Obama’s Justice Department. During argument, the Obama administration’s lawyer, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, made extravagant claims about the extent to which government can censor its critics, outlawing books, movies, and other methods of informing the public.

16 posted on 05/11/2010 12:30:04 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


17 posted on 05/11/2010 12:35:50 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ianschwartz

Those links aren’t working.


18 posted on 05/11/2010 2:00:18 PM PDT by Fight4Freedom1 (Islamist Gülen Movement)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“...doesn’t anyone have a sense of honor?”
Nope. We’re talking about Democrats here. They want the power, and they will do what they need to do to get ahead.”

Please don’t buy the lie that the current Toe Tapping Republi-Con leadership is any different..

They are two sides of the same degenerate, corrupt, bent coin.

By lawful political and social means the leadership of both parties must be driven from power.

W


19 posted on 05/11/2010 2:20:05 PM PDT by WLR (Remember 911 Remember 91 Iran delinda est.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Honor among thieves”??

doesn’t exist when we’re talking about the Demagogues


20 posted on 05/11/2010 2:30:30 PM PDT by Enchante (Dean Elena Kagan barred military recruiters from Harvard Law campus while Americans dies at war!!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Note: this topic is from May 11 (-ish). Thanks ianschwartz.
21 posted on 06/13/2010 4:27:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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