Skip to comments.A Supreme conflict of interest
Posted on 05/27/2011 7:04:51 AM PDT by shove_it
Judicial Watch, a public-interest watch dog group, just unearthed a cache of e- mails showing that Elena Kagan participated in preparing the government's defense of ObamaCare during her time as President Obama's solicitor general. By all precedent -- and her promise to the Senate Judiciary Committee she'd abide by "letter and spirit" of the law -- this should oblige Justice Kagan to recuse herself when the ObamaCare cases come before the Supreme Court.
Before joining the court, Kagan said she was not involved in the Justice Deparment's preparations for the inevitable legal challenges to the health-care "reform." But the e-mails suggest otherwise:
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
did she commit perjury in hearings?
‘Just because that hand in the cookie jar is attached to my arm does not mean that it’s my hand.’ (libtard logic off)
This should oblige Justice Kagan to recuse herself from the Supreme Court......PERIOD. She LIED during confirmation and her actions since point to her nomination to the seat as being purely for the purpose of throwing the decision in the upcoming hearings.
The email serves to point out a further, larger problem that is becoming pervasive. Ms. Kagan knew of her own involvement yet, just as Zero has done, has adopted this “catch me if you can” position. We are in far deeper than events articulate when behavior, like this, is tolerated from a sitting Supreme Court Justice. She should be prosecuted for not having removed herself from any potential hearings involving the Affordable Health Care Act.
If she lied, she needs to go off the bench period!
A RAT who lies. Who’da thunk. She shouldn’t have been anywhere close to the SCOTUS. Now, with proof, she needs to be escorted out of DC along with the entire administration and everyone that was appointed by the usurper.
“Do you believe it would be unconstitutional for Congress to pass a law requiring you to eat broccoli?”
“That would be a dumb law...”
But she never said that it was outside of the Constitutional powers of Congress to pass such a law.
Grounds for her removal from the court?
If we weren’t a banana republic, yes.
She lied to the Senate committee. She should be impeached.
In the game of Contract Bridge, there is a rule that explicitly states that deliberate violations of most rules are forbidden, even if one would be willing to pay the penalty (the penalties are assigned for presumably-accidental violations). The penalty for accidentally dropping a card so that one's partner can see it, for example, is usually fairly minor unless it would have given one's partner particularly useful information. On the other hand, if the tournament director could demonstrate that a person deliberately dropped a card so his opponent could see it, that would be grounds for ejection from the tournament and possibly from future tournaments as well.
In short, cheating is cheating and is just plain illegitimate. Someone who figures out how to cheat and get away with it isn't clever--he's a cheater. The rules are meant to be followed in good faith, not in as narrow a fashion as one can get away with.
What's needed is a general recognition that a legitimate government needs to obey certain rules, and that failure to abide by those rules renders the government illegitimate.
Ever hear this; I don’t care if you have video tape of him raping and killing a girl on the white house lawn........Trent Lott.