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.
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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.