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New Documents Show Supreme Court Justice Elena Kaganís Comments on Obamacare Legislation While...
Judicial Watch ^ | November 10, 2011

Posted on 11/10/2011 1:23:22 PM PST by jazusamo

Complete title: New Documents Show Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s Comments on Obamacare Legislation While Serving as Solicitor General

Kagan: “I hear they have the votes!! Simply amazing.”

Washington, DC -- November 10, 2011

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained three new documents that provide additional information about Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) while she served as solicitor general. Justice Kagan has said she was not actively involved in the Department of Justice (DOJ) discussions regarding Obamacare. Moreover, the Supreme Court justice did not recuse herself from the High Court decision in April 2011 not to “fast-track” for Supreme Court review Virginia’s lawsuit challenging Obamacare.

The following are highlights from the documents obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on February 24, 2011. (Judicial Watch’s lawsuit has been consolidated with a similar FOIA lawsuit that had been first filed against the DOJ by the Media Research Center.):

“These new emails are bound to raise additional questions about whether Justice Kagan ought to participate in High Court deliberations on Obamacare. Certainly, if these documents were known at the time of her confirmation, there may have been quite a different Senate debate. The Obama Justice Department dumped these documents just before a holiday weekend, hoping they would go unnoticed. This slow-walking of documents out of the Obama Justice Department is scandalous and makes one wonder what other information they are sitting on,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bhohealthcare; democrats; govtabuse; healthcare; kagan; obama; obamacare; recusal; scotus; socialisthealthcare
Related thread from earlier today:

Paper (written by judicial expert) argues for Kagan's recusal in health care challenge

1 posted on 11/10/2011 1:23:28 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: Qbert

Kagan Ping!


2 posted on 11/10/2011 1:24:08 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Kagan graduated from the Eric H0lder Sch00l of Law?


3 posted on 11/10/2011 1:24:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo
This is no different than a Big Pharma employee developing a drug and submitting the FDA approval data, then being hired by the FDA specifically to examine the approval data for that drug and decide whether to approve it or not.

And it happens all the time.

4 posted on 11/10/2011 1:28:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>¬ģ</sup>)
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To: jazusamo
I bet she does NOT recuse herself.
5 posted on 11/10/2011 1:28:55 PM PST by Crazy ole coot (Mr. obama (the squatter in the White House) are you a Natural Born Citizen?? Prove it!!)
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To: jazusamo

What SHOULD be done, is Impeachment proceedings should be started, as she LIED UNDER OATH AT THE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS, claiming she had no personal involvement in the Obamacare that was shoved up our a$$es!


6 posted on 11/10/2011 1:28:59 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: jazusamo
Complete coverage in The Boston Globe
7 posted on 11/10/2011 1:30:53 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: jazusamo

This series of e-mails raises the question of whether Kagan is fit to render ANY decisions from the Supreme Court bench.

Second order of business after Obamacare is repealed in January 2013: Respectfully ask Elena Kagan to step down from the Supreme Court. If she refuses, commence immediately with impeachment proceedings.

There should be no difficulty whatsoever in finding grounds.


8 posted on 11/10/2011 1:34:04 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: traditional1

Impeachment is the only way to get rid of her. It’s a shame we don’t have enough honest members of the Senate and House to do it.


9 posted on 11/10/2011 1:35:34 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: pabianice

Yep, that’s what we’ll get from all the enemedia.


10 posted on 11/10/2011 1:37:05 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: alloysteel

Agreed, they’ll be grounds but not enough votes to do it.


11 posted on 11/10/2011 1:39:02 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

12 posted on 11/10/2011 1:39:39 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; penelopesire

We suspected as much!

Holder lied [again] just the other day to US Senator Lee, IIRC.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 1:44:41 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: jazusamo
Yep. They all got crickitis.
14 posted on 11/10/2011 1:46:55 PM PST by downtownconservative
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To: jazusamo

It’s simply preposterous that she was confirmed to the Supreme Court and in fact any Court in the first place.

It’s been obvious all along that she has an activist perspective in her liberal beliefs and has no desire to separate her activism from any work she performs in the field of law.

That’s how lawyers work if they represent causes they care about in their career and that’s a fundamental part of the practice of law in America, which is wonderful.

A Judge, however, needs to have a different kind of personality and attitude - obviously - because a Judge needs to instinctfully (and there are people who think like this and love doing it) go for the legally appropriate decision even if it works to the detriment of their own personal causes that they hold near and dear. It’s a judicial way of thinking, the way every trade or profession has a way of thinking. The judge should pride themselves on being able to sacrifice the way they would prefer the case to work out, undermining their personal goals. Sometimes cases go their way, sometimes they don’t and a good judge is quite willing to accept that, knowing that they are helping to provide society with impartial justice, which should be their ultimate ambition while they are a judge.

It would seem much more prudent to select SCOTUS Justices from the ranks of Judges with years of history to evaluate them on rather than from the ranks of liberal academia.

IMHO.


15 posted on 11/10/2011 1:49:51 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: jazusamo; alloysteel

Samuel Chase, the only Supreme Court justice EVER to be impeached, was impeached for partisan leanings, but acquitted (not removed).


16 posted on 11/10/2011 1:52:43 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: jazusamo

Bump


17 posted on 11/10/2011 1:53:12 PM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: jazusamo

bttt (for later)


18 posted on 11/10/2011 1:55:12 PM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: jazusamo

She Must RECUSE


19 posted on 11/10/2011 2:20:52 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: jazusamo
No President should be allowed to nominate [nor should ANY Senate confirm] ANY person who has served in his administration - PERIOD!

The Judiciary is SUPPOSED to be impartial. While, in actuality, this can NEVER be fully attained - this prohibition AT LEAST removes SOME of the appearance of partiality ...

There are plenty of qualified people out there with bona fides and that HAVE NOT served in a particular President's term ...

20 posted on 11/10/2011 2:43:48 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: jazusamo
We need a new OCCUPY in Washington.
21 posted on 11/10/2011 3:30:25 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! DONATE TO FR MORE!)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping, jazusamo.


22 posted on 11/11/2011 8:59:39 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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