Skip to comments.Elena Kagan emails show she was 'excited' about Obamacare passage
Posted on 11/15/2011 7:11:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The case for Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan recusing herself from voting on the upcoming decision regarding Obamacare would seem to be an open and shut one. Emails show that she harbored definite opinions about the law while serving as Obama's solicitor general.
At her confirmation hearing in 2010, now-Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan that she "was not" asked at any time to give her opinion on the merits of the Obamacare legislaton. Newly released emails suggest that whether or not she was asked, Kagan was not shy about her enthusiasm for the bill that eventually became law.
Kagan, while serving as President Obama's Solicitor General, exchanged emails with her then-colleagues in the Justice Department indicating her support for the Obamacare legislation when it was under consideration in Congress.
"I hear they have the votes, Larry!! Simply amazing," Kagan wrote, in an email obtained by Judicial Watch, on the day Obamacare passed through Congress. Larry Tribe, a Harvard Law professor and Supreme Court attorney who served as "senior counselor for access to justice" in the Department of Justice (DOJ), replied to Kagan that the bill's passage was "remarkable."
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She won’t recuse herself,
she’ll vote to keep 0bamacare,
and there’s nothing anyone will do about it.
More, the left will, in their usual fashion of accusing the right of what the left is doing, demand Thomas’ recusal because of some supposed fringe conflict of interest that his wife has.
Does anyone think she’ll recuse herself from the upcoming case? Doubt it.... Meanwhile the same people that see nothing wrong in this are the ones saying Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from the case because his wife is affiliated with a tea party group....
if this Byotch does not recuse herself....The Conservative Justices need NEVER Recuse themselves again(think Justice Clarence Thomas and any sexual issues.)
It always just win baby, ends justify the means.
If there ever was an argument that an average mind could obtain a law degree, this woman is a prime example.
She is only a couple of degrees above “simpleton” and the fact that the Obama-butt placed her into such a high legal position fully illustrates both his intellectual lack and also the degree to which our highest court has fallen.
If she expressed her views, she must recuse!!! :)
She’s a tool.
I have no confidence in our legal system. Since every important decision is 5 to 4 I can only surmise that there is no shared set of principles among the justices.
Present any conceivable proposition to a competent lawyer and he can construct an iron clad legal case on either side of the question.
She’s expressed her views she must recuse.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for her to announce that she is recusing..
She has no choice in the matter. The Chief Justice will compell her.
Maybe that’s what we need - a catchy slogan.
Seems to work with the slugs that would support 0bamacare.
if it is upheld 5-4 there is gonna be trouble
RE: She has no choice in the matter. The Chief Justice will compell her.
Does the law allow John Roberts to do that?
Kagan will be just as excited to vote to keep this terrible law in effect just as her master, Obama, wants.
We shall see. I hope that you are correct. But seeing how things are going, I am not expecting her to.
Can you add anymore to that? I am interested in this..