Skip to comments.House panel probe urged of Kagan health care role
Posted on 07/01/2011 3:43:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Forty-nine Republican members of Congress have asked the House Judiciary Committee to promptly investigate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagans role in preparing a legal defense for President Obamas health care law when she served as solicitor general.
In a letter to committee Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, and the panels ranking Democrat, John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, the lawmakers said that contradictory to her 2010 confirmation testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, recently released Justice Department documents show that Justice Kagan actively participated with her Obama administration colleagues in formulating a defense for the law.
The lawmakers, including 10 doctors and GOP presidential candidates Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, said the documents raise serious questions about Justice Kagans ability to exercise objectivity in any case involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that comes before the Supreme Court.
The letter was released Thursday by Rep. John Fleming, Louisiana Republican, who questioned whether Justice Kagans involvement in legal-defense activities while serving as solicitor general should warrant her recusal from Obamacare cases under federal law.
Determining the extent of Justice Kagans involvement is imperative for Americans to have confidence in the impartiality of the Supreme Court, said Mr. Fleming, a doctor. Americans have a legitimate right to know the truth.
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I’ve wondered about Elena Kagan’s role in the Health Care “Reform” myself.
They are too polite to say "perjury" at this time. Maybe later.
Keep the house. Win the Senate. Impeach her.
Have R pres nominate a real judge.
I think that at the very least, if something damaging is found, she can be forced to recuse herself.
She cannot be forced to recuse. SC justices may choose to recuse themselves but they cannot be made to do it.
Now, it may come that it is said “recuse yourself or be impeached” ... and maybe that’s what you mean.
Me, well I’d like the satisfaction of an impeachment as a result of perjury.
No way, she’s a wise latina woman, we’re just angry rednecks.
Thanks Clintonfatigued (you won by a nose!), additional:
Evidence ‘Contradictory’ to Kagan’s Confirmation Testimony, 49 Lawmakers Call for Investigation
I wonder when ObamaCare will reach the Supreme Court?
It should be repealed before that happens.