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..
Sounds more like she needs the Power of Christ to compel her... just sayin’.
The coin Kennedy flips is the king.
What about the left asking Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from a potential challenge to the new health care law because of his wifes lobbying work for the Tea Party?
Anthony Weiner ( good riddance ) has been demanding this for the longest time and I’m sure there will be others as well.
See here for instance:
I have a question that I should know the answer to, but don’t.
If she recuses herself or is forced to do so and it is a tie 4-4 who makes the final call?
His wife’s work is not HIS work like the Kegface’s was.
The left can go pound sand as they are going outside the law.
they better have more than this email for kagan to recuse herself.
Why isn’t this e-mail evidence enough?
Elections have consequences.
...and its the republicans fault for not battling her nomination.
There seems to be a general view that it shouldn’t matter who goes on the SCOTUS, because it is a benny for the president who won the presidential election. Somehow, someway, we have gotten to the point that Repub’s feel disinclined to fight nominees. This lack of will is a disservice to those that elected them. Frankly, they should be thrown out next election.
SCOTUS definitively shapes the culture of our lives. They determine what is allowable and acceptable. Reversing a decision of unelectable, politcally appointed people, is nearly impossible. Any element of our society, whether political or societal, that can shape culture is the business of those we elect.
And the GOP is the stupid party for letting them do it.
Yes they are. I’m so frustrated with them I’ll sign over my entire retirement account to the first republican who’ll face these b*stards, fight them on their terms & not back down.
The circuit court decision would be upheld.
The five Republicans who voted yes were: Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Judd Gregg (N.H.), Richard Lugar (Ind.) and Olympia Snowe (Maine). All five backed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayors nomination last year. The votes of some centrist lawmakers, including Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.)
You are right. They didn’t have the votes. But these senators should not be re-elected and a line in the sand drawn. A vote on a bill can be overturned. SCOTUS selections are decades lasting.