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Kagan Sits in Judgment of ObamacareóDespite Cheering Its Passage and Assigning Lawyer to Defend It
CNSNews ^ | March 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 03/28/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT by yoe

When the Supreme Court on Monday began hearing oral arguments in the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—AKA “Obamacare”—Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan showed up to hear the arguments and gave no indication she would recuse herself from judging the cases even though she had cheered enactment of Obamacare as an Obama political appointee and had personally assigned her top deputy in the Obama Justice Department to defend the law in federal court.

A federal law, 28 USC 455, says a Supreme Court justice must recuse from “any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned” or anytime he has “expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy” while he “served in governmental employment.”

During her confirmation process in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kagan assured the committee in written responses to (its questionnaire) that she would follow the “letter and spirit” of 28 U.S.C. 455.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012; 28usc455; absenceofhonor; corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; dncrico; elenakagan; fraud; govtabuse; harvardresumefraud; impeach; impropriety; judicialcorruption; kagan; liberalfascism; liberalism; liberals; nocodeofethics; noethics; obama; obamacare; progressives; scotus; supremedishonor; supremeimpropriety; tyranny
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To: yoe
"Who is the judge, by the way?"
41 posted on 03/29/2012 11:42:45 AM PDT by Lexinom (Mitt < 1,144)
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To: Graewoulf

what higher judicial authority would declare a USSC trial a mistrial?


42 posted on 03/29/2012 1:33:25 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Graewoulf

what higher judicial authority would declare a USSC trial a mistrial?


43 posted on 03/29/2012 1:33:57 PM PDT by Reily
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To: ETL
Gaius Caligula actually made his horse a senator.

Idius Obamus made a horse's ass a supreme court justice.

44 posted on 03/29/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: dfwgator

I think that you are right. US Corporations would very much like to shed their employees’ skyrocketing health insurance burden from their books. This has become a fascist country, the people be damned.


45 posted on 03/29/2012 5:17:27 PM PDT by GregoryFul (We all live in an Idiocracy, an Idiocracy, an Idiocracy...)
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To: yoe

This was exactly why the White House, through their flying monkeys in the lefty media, ginned up the “Clarence Thomas must recuse” campaign.

The basis of this was of course that Ginny Thomas had advocated against Obamacare, even though Clarence fully complied with the federal law and made no public comments on the issue.

The basis of the campaign was the remarkably insulting implication that a wife could not possibly hold differing views from a husband. For “the party of women” to make this argument is beyond hypocritical.

And they got the result they really wanted: A rough equality in the general idiot public mind, the belief that it would only be “fair” that Kagan could stay if Thomas could.


46 posted on 03/29/2012 5:37:01 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Reily; chessplayer

” - - - what higher judicial authority would declare a USSC trial a mistrial?”

A valid point. However, our Federal Government was designed with checks and balances on ALL branches of Government.

What then is the check and balance on a rouge SCOTUS?


47 posted on 03/29/2012 8:34:00 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
That reminds me.. Is Boehner bound, gagged and locked up in a Democrat’s closet somewhere? /crickets.. That dude has about as much fight in him as a marshmallow.

You say that as if it's a bad thing. I think youare very confused - what, exactly do you think it is a RINO sells to make his or her career?

Answer: the absolute promise, in a critical situation, when millions of people are dependent on them to speak for them against totalitarianism...

...to say absolutely nothing.

RINOs are lower than Leftists or liberals. RINOs are moral traitors. Their souls are DEAD - which is why they can do things even a Leftist won't do.

48 posted on 03/29/2012 9:39:56 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

My apologies.. I forgot that “it’s all rigged” isn’t so “tin foil hat” after all!


49 posted on 03/30/2012 12:26:48 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Wings-n-Wind

PING = LATER REF


50 posted on 03/30/2012 9:22:31 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Graewoulf
As Newt pointed out, ‘the executive and Congress’.
If 2 out of the 3 branches oppose then the third branch loses. Congress can impeach
However since Congress is currently tainted because the Senate is controlled by the Rats. We are screwed, for now at least. If we win control it still would take ballsy presidential and legislative leadership to energize and graft a spine onto the new GOP-cotrolled Congress. And I don't see Romney or Santorum if the win the Presidency do much more then shake their heads and go "tsk tsk". Romney won't even do that!
Aside: What is it with our idiot GOP senators regarding judicial appointments. The roll over for a Rat president. For example Sotomayer, ‘the wise Latina’ even Lawrence Tribe thinks she is at best an intellectual lightweight , but no our guys thought she was hunky-dory for the Court of Appeals!
51 posted on 03/30/2012 1:50:09 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily

” - - - If 2 out of the 3 branches oppose then the third branch loses. “

That is what I wanted to know. Thanks.

THE NINE SUPREMES have been long overdue for a multi-member impeachment for years. Looks like 2013 could be that year.


52 posted on 03/30/2012 9:31:48 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf
I don't see Santorum or Romney having the stones to do any more then play the normal GOP game of ‘get along’ where things are “managed” but in a GOP manner.
53 posted on 03/31/2012 6:38:28 AM PDT by Reily
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To: Graewoulf
I don't see Santorum or Romney having the stones to do any more then play the normal GOP game of ‘get along’ where things are “managed” but in a GOP manner.
54 posted on 03/31/2012 6:38:43 AM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily

When you Reily want to know:

Who will just Cave-In?
Who will stand and say “NO!”?
Who will schmooze to get along?
Who will gladly say “Let’s Go!”?

What they have said rides on the wind,
The flatulence of public servanthood.
What they have done is all we have,
To tell us who we must shun.

Shun-of-a-gun!
It looks like Willy,
With Ricky closing fast,
Will it be someone else,
Can we choose the best?


55 posted on 03/31/2012 10:13:59 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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