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Elena Kagan emails show she was 'excited' about Obamacare passage
American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2011 | Rick Moran

Posted on 11/15/2011 7:11:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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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.

The Examiner:

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhohealthcare; elenakagan; healthcare; judiciary; kagan; lawsuit; marxistbull; obamacare; toad
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1 posted on 11/15/2011 7:11:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 11/15/2011 7:14:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

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....


3 posted on 11/15/2011 7:15:55 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: SeekAndFind

if this Byotch does not recuse herself....The Conservative Justices need NEVER Recuse themselves again(think Justice Clarence Thomas and any sexual issues.)


4 posted on 11/15/2011 7:16:31 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: SeekAndFind
Liberals never do the correct & honorable thing.

It always just win baby, ends justify the means.

5 posted on 11/15/2011 7:16:45 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


6 posted on 11/15/2011 7:27:45 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If she expressed her views, she must recuse!!! :)


7 posted on 11/15/2011 7:30:20 AM PST by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s a tool.


8 posted on 11/15/2011 7:32:06 AM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


9 posted on 11/15/2011 7:32:25 AM PST by DManA
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To: MrB

She’s expressed her views she must recuse.


10 posted on 11/15/2011 7:33:14 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Sudetenland
If she expressed her views, she must recuse!!! :)

LOL!

11 posted on 11/15/2011 7:34:20 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: DarthVader

Don’t hold your breath waiting for her to announce that she is recusing..


12 posted on 11/15/2011 7:36:25 AM PST by sport
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To: sport

She has no choice in the matter. The Chief Justice will compell her.


13 posted on 11/15/2011 7:37:54 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: DarthVader

Maybe that’s what we need - a catchy slogan.

Seems to work with the slugs that would support 0bamacare.


14 posted on 11/15/2011 7:43:21 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

if it is upheld 5-4 there is gonna be trouble


15 posted on 11/15/2011 7:45:21 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DarthVader

RE: She has no choice in the matter. The Chief Justice will compell her.

Does the law allow John Roberts to do that?


16 posted on 11/15/2011 7:45:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kagan will be just as excited to vote to keep this terrible law in effect just as her master, Obama, wants.


17 posted on 11/15/2011 7:47:32 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: DarthVader

We shall see. I hope that you are correct. But seeing how things are going, I am not expecting her to.


18 posted on 11/15/2011 7:47:59 AM PST by sport
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To: DarthVader

Can you add anymore to that? I am interested in this..


19 posted on 11/15/2011 7:52:56 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: DManA
Justice Kennedy is the King of the USA. His word is law.
20 posted on 11/15/2011 7:54:30 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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