Skip to comments.Justice accused of withholding records on Kagan's role in healthcare defense
Posted on 11/22/2011 2:35:12 PM PST by kcvl
The Justice Department withheld records about Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagans role in healthcare reform, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said Tuesday.
Smith pressed Attorney General Eric Holder to provide documents and witnesses about Kagans time as solicitor general and her role in preparing to defend President Obamas healthcare reform law in court. Republicans have clamored for Kagan to recuse herself when the Supreme Court takes up a case challenging the law.
Smith said in a letter to Holder that the Justice Department has refused to comply with his requests for documents and interviews about Kagans involvement. But the department later publicly released emails that his inquiry covered, Smith said.
The public has a right to know both the full extent of Justice Kagans involvement with this legislation while she was Solicitor General, as well as her previously stated views and opinions about the legislation while she was serving as Solicitor General, Smith wrote.
Emails show that Kagans office mounted an early and aggressive effort to prepare for legal challenges to the individual insurance mandate, but the records released so far do not contradict Kagans statement that she was not directly involved in the planning.
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We have abuse of the rule of law that has prevailed for three years in the White House not rearing its head in the Judicial System.
The libs are remaking the rules and will squeal to high heaven when the GOP tries it.
We pay these judges to, dump him!
Are they implying there are other corrupt justices besides Kagan on the SCOTUS? I now3 it is true of lesser courts but the SCOTUS?
The ideal situation would be for the next admin, post Obummer, to find enough dirt to impeach both of Obama’s appointees. Not likely, but we can “hope.”
This nation has become a Banana Republic. Don’t expect justice.
the pubies should get rid of holder and napolitano.
She should not be on the court period.
Solyndra, F&F, Castaway, Grenade Walker, ...
Rename it OoJD - Obstruction of Justice Department.