Skip to comments.Evidence 'Contradictory' to Kagan's Confirmation Testimony, 49 Lawmakers Call for Investigation
Posted on 07/01/2011 3:46:34 PM PDT by Islander7
Full title: Citing Evidence They Call 'Contradictory' to Kagan's Confirmation Testimony, 49 Lawmakers Call for Judiciary Committee Investigation
Forty-nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives--including the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and two presidential candidates--are pointing to evidence they say is "contradictory" to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's confirmation testimony and calling for the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the matter.
The lawmakers also say they believe that evidence already made public shows that Kagan must recuse herself from any court cases involving the health care bill signed into law by President Barack Obama while she was serving as Obama's solicitor general.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
The documents relating to Kagan and the health-care issue that have been released thus far by the Justice Department are the result of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by CNSNews.com in May 25, 2010--before Kagan's confirmation hearings.
Sure smells like it!
When I first saw this I thought the link was CBS news. How I WISH it were! Will America ever hear about this?? She MUST recuse herself for all of the Obamacare cases, but she also should be forced to step down from the bench for lying... I realize we will all be skiing in hell on THAT day...
Only 49? It should be every Republican.
If she is as smart as The Wise Latina, she will recuse herself from all things Obamacare.
Yeah, so what? What are we gonna do about it? Impeach her? With our Congress (and Senate)?
Things have moved on. CBS is meaningless. How folks get themselves informed is no longer from CBS-ABC-NBC.
IMO, judicial impeachments will become more prevalent. Why? Necessity against cornered Rats trying to preserve Marxism via dicta.
That’s a good start. After all she was asked by the senate if she had any dealings with the health care bill or other litigation in health care and she flat out lied and said ‘no’. So, yes,she should be impeached on that crime alone. Perjury is a crime.
My bet is she will be impeached. After Nov 2012.
If things continue as they have, at some point, the people will reject and pull down the rotten edifice of our government.
The question is when. Scotus approval of Obamacare should be the time to rip it all apart, for the Constitution by Scotus will have been flipped into a instrument of oppression.
Depends on what the meaning of "is" is, so to speak. I'm not saying I wouldn't like to see her or Sotomayer gone, I'm just saying it's unlikely that it will happen.
Perjury is a crime only when a Republican does it.
I think the house of cards will start to tumble. The Truth will come out, now what to do with the truth? It’s coming from different angles and most of it points to the JD. The politicians are picking up some momentum and it is excellent that they are admitting there is corruption. 1. Libya, 2. fast and furious, 3. Kagan. I’ll stop there, we know the situations. It’s a slow start, but momentum is building.
This is an excellent example of how negativism obviates recognizing opportunity. The noise of a congressional inquiry over possible perjury in testimony could force her to recuse herself where she might not otherwise do so, which could be a deciding factor when the case comes before the Supreme Court.
I'm big on creating all the advantages for my side that I can. Aren't you?
I hope you are right, but I’m not holding my breath. I see as a more likely outcome a large minority that is increasingly aware of what is happening, but not enough to force Congressional action. I’ve read too much classical history to be optimistic based on what I’ve seen so far.
Having lived in Chicago for many many years I recognize this as the Chicago style of governing. It has produced more politicians in striped jump suits than any other place I can recall. Chicago has been the mother of American Marxism and political corruption since the days of Bath House John and the 1st ward machine.
Our republican reps (especially the Senate) have no balls. Therefore, she may get some sort of “ bipartisan “ reward.
Thanks Islander7, additional:
What happens if she does not recuse herself and rules on the Obamacare case?
Strange isn't it? I mean it was an open secret that she worships all things Obama. She was not appointed to protect our God given liberties, but instead to be a reliable psycho for Hussein. If Obamacare is found Constitutional 5-4, will you obey that illegitimate law?
And why should the Repubs stop there? How about the 9th Circus? I do not know the number, but probably about 1/3rd of judges should be impeached.
The fact that a Supreme Court Justice nominee would lie under oath to slip into confirmation is brazen and malicious. She is a judicial activist of the worst kind, IMO.
You’re absolutely right!
The Court should police themselves and ask her to step down.
Take notice of the fact that they wanted an INVESTIGATION of the fat liberal slob, not IMPEACHMENT proceedings!
It’s all hot air and nothing else.
to avoid the appearance of impropriety, as the saying goes. Worth a shot!
And if she ignores the effort, as she will, what then?
She's already been caught lying under oath. It's time to impeach her. Trying to get her to recuse herself is a weak attempt to avoid having to do the hard work of impeachment.
“Contradictory to her 2010 confirmation testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, recently released Department of Justice (DOJ) documents indicate that Justice Kagan actively participated with her Obama Administration colleagues in formulating a defense of PPACA,” the letter said.
The House members signing their letter to the Judiciary Committee calling for an investigation of Kagan’s involvement in Obamacare noted in the letter that federal law prohibits a Supreme Court Justice from participating in a case where her impartiality might be reasonably questioned or where she expressed an opinion on the matter while serving in government office.
Ooh .. I hope they’ve nailed her dodge and spin at hearings.
When we finally start playing hardball they will think twice about screwing with us all the time.
Exactly, good post. May as well be realistic.
She is guilty as sin,but no sense bringing it up until we hold all three branches.
If federal law prohibits a SCOTUS justice from participating in a case where her impartiality might be reasonably questioned, then there is NO DOUBT - NONE - that Kagan and Sotomayor both violated that law when they took part in the conferences for any eligibility cases, since their very seats on SCOTUS were at stake in those cases.
If they’re serious about seeing justice done on Obamacare, they should be investigating that. Both of Obama’s appointees have violated the federal law already, if what these reps are saying is true. They should go after them. I wonder what the penalty is.
This is the same gal that interfered with the testimony of a medical association in order to get Stenberg v Carhart to call Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion ban unconstitutional.
Lying is her native tongue. The Senate was fully aware of that when they confirmed her. None of them minded because that’s the language they speak also.
Washington DC is a treasonous hell-hole.