Skip to comments.Elena Kagan Must Be Recused In ObamaCare Case
Posted on 11/15/2011 5:00:18 PM PST by Kaslin
Supreme Court: Should a justice who participated in ObamaCare's creation recuse herself from the court's review of that law? Of course. But then a nominee who lies in confirmation hearings shouldn't be on the court anyway.
If Justice Elena Kagan were a person of character, she would sit out the Supreme Court's hearing of the challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
But during her confirmation hearings in June of last year, she indicated she would not. And since this Monday, when the court announced it would take the case, she has done nothing to suggest she will recuse herself after all. Nor has the court made any statement about her recusal, a convention it usually follows when a justice takes himself or herself off a case.
Here are the facts on Kagan: She was the administration's solicitor general when ObamaCare became law last year. She has acknowledged that she was at a meeting in which state litigation against ObamaCare was discussed, though she said she was not involved in any legal responses concerning the states' litigation.
We also know that Kagan enthusiastically supported ObamaCare. This is made clear in emails released last week by the Justice Department.
"I hear they have the votes, Larry!! Simply amazing," Kagan wrote on the day ObamaCare passed the House in an email to Laurence Tribe, the Harvard law professor who was working at that time in the Obama Justice Department.
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This corruption will continue until the people begin to recuse politicians, judges, etc. As long as we let this continue, we deserve what we get. They shouldn’t have the option of doing what is right. They should be removed if they don’t.
I prefer using the term “re-cursed”.
You're not alone.
Given who she is and who appointed her, there is little reason to believe that Kagan will recuse herself.
I just don't get it.
If you have children and/or grandchildren, why would you vote for Obama on November 6, 2012? Ask your lib friends, "So you love your children? Love your grandchildren?" When they say,"Well of course we do, Why would you ask such a ridiculous question." Then respond with, "Then why do you want them to live in a socialist/totalitarian state?"
If they're still thinking of voting for Obama, plead with them to start doing some real research. It's out there, do the research! Be their mentor!
No. The law states "The judge must recuse themselves if..."
Then leaves the judge himself as the sole judge of whether he should recuse himself.
The law obviously traces to a day when honor was assumed to be a common trait among our public servants.
No chance Kagan recuses herself.
It takes sound temperament, judgment and ethics to recuse yourself from a case. This thing Obama put up there and the Senate approved of has none of it. Kill the Constitution at all costs is her motto.
Thanks! That’s what I thought.