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  • Justice Kagan Performs Her First Same-Sex Wedding

    09/23/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    CBS-DC ^ | 9-22-14
    Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided on Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday that the same-sex ceremony was the first at which Kagan officiated. Retired Justice Sandra Day OíConnor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have previously officiated at the wedding of gay and lesbian couples, including at the Supreme Court. Ginsburg most recently performed the wedding of Washington theater...
  • How Justices Kagan and Roberts Characterize Justice Sotomayorís Dissent

    06/11/2014 4:03:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Josh Blackman ^ | Josh Blackman
    In Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, both Justices Kagan and, to a lesser extent, CJ Roberts use some pretty strong language to characterize Justice Sotomayorís dissent. From Kaganís opinion: ēThe dissent responds to this fact only with a pair of non-sequiturs. Post, at 18Ė19 (opinion of SOTOMAYOR, J.). ēbut cf. post, at 14 (SOTOMAYOR, J., dissenting) (wrongly stating that under that rule conversion occurs upon the agencyís re- ceipt of proof of the change). ēIt is, therefore, impossible to understand the dissentís statement that conversion of such a petition to an appropriate category requires ď Ďsubstantive alterationí to [the] petition.Ē...
  • Did Justice Kagan embarrass herself during the Hobby Lobby oral arguments?

    03/30/2014 11:39:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    If Betsey McCaughey is correct (and I bet she is, because she has not only read the entire ObamaCare bill, she has written a book about it), Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan publicly humiliated herself during the oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, revealing that she either did not read the law, or failed to comprehend it if she did so. Writing in the New York Sun, McCaughey lays out what is wrong with the Justiceís declaration about Obamacare: she asserted that the statute itself mandates provision of birth control. Not one word in the Affordable Care Act guarantees...
  • Government Coverups Behind Islamic Invasion of America

    02/16/2014 7:23:24 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | February 15, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    Grover Norquist, who founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)... his connections to Muslim Brotherhood groups and individuals in the U.S. is irrefutable. One such individual is Abdurahman Alamoudi. Another is Suhail Khan, whose father helped found the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA). His mother sat on the board of a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter... Norquist helped Khan become the White House gatekeeper relative to selecting Muslim leaders who the Bush administration partnered with before and after 9/11. Those Muslim leaders belonged to Muslim Brotherhood front groups. ... Last year it was...
  • Irony: Kagan Compares Abortion Clinics to Slaughterhouses at Supreme Court

    01/15/2014 3:03:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | Matthew Clark
    Do pro-life Americans have free speech rights Ė the right to quietly talk to willing passerbyís on the street corner Ė or are the public sidewalks surrounding abortion clinics somehow speech free zones impervious to the protections of the First Amendment? That is the precise question considered by the Supreme Court today in McCullen v. Coakley. Pro-abortion legislators in Massachusetts passed legislation making it illegal for anyone to speak on the public sidewalks Ė otherwise known as exercising the First Amendment Ė within 35 feet of abortion clinics. Illegal that is for everyone but employees of the abortion clinics. Todayís...
  • SNOPES

    10/10/2013 10:58:07 AM PDT · by dvan · 108 replies
    Email | 10/10/2013 | Self
    Wow...read this one! Then check out the suggested web sites. Many of the emails that I have sent or forwarded that had any anti Obama in it were negated by Snopes. I thought that was odd. Check this out. Shades of Krystalnacht Snopes, Soros and the Supreme Court's Kagan.We-l-l-l-l now, I guess the time has come to check out Snopes! Ya' don't suppose it might not be a good time to take a second look at some of the stuff that got kicked in the ditch by Snopes, do ya'? We've known that it was owned by a lefty couple...
  • John Lott: Sotomayor, Kagan Ďdumbing downí Supreme Court

    09/27/2013 2:19:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/26/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Courts are being dumbed down because politicians are trying to keep the smartest and most persuasive judges off the bench, argues conservative economist John Lott in his recently released book,†ĒDumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Justices Off the Bench.ĒďWhile confirmations have been getting tougher for all the nominees, smarter, more influential nominees have had the hardest time getting confirmed,Ē Lott †told The Daily Caller in an interview about his book. ďThere is a simple reason for this. Judges who understand the law and are articulate may be able to convince other judges hearing cases to change how...
  • Which current Supreme Court justices are DUMB by historical standards?

    09/26/2013 9:04:48 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/26/2013 | JAMIE WEINSTEIN
    Courts are being dumbed down because politicians are trying to keep the smartest and most persuasive judges off the bench, argues conservative economist John Lott in his recently released book, ĒDumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Justices Off the Bench.Ē ďWhile confirmations have been getting tougher for all the nominees, smarter, more influential nominees have had the hardest time getting confirmed,Ē Lott told The Daily Caller in an interview about his book. ďThere is a simple reason for this. Judges who understand the law and are articulate may be able to convince other judges hearing cases to...
  • Justice Kagan: U.S. Supreme Court Justices "are like, 'What's Facebook?'"

    09/22/2013 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has revealed the technological blind spots of the landís highest court, which óshe joked Thursday in Lexington ó extends to the intricacies of social media. Speaking at the UK Singletary Center, Kagan told UK College of Law Dean David A. Brennen that the court is ďconservativeĒ when it comes to adopting technology, even as questions about those technologies reach the court. ďItís a real challenge to learn enough about all these new-fangled things that one didnít grow up with oneself to make good and wise decisions to help in the way a court ought...
  • Senate Republicansí shameful silence about Victoria Nulandís role in Benghazi cover-up

    09/18/2013 2:49:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/18/2013 | Michael Ingmire
    Last Thursday, the United States Senate confirmed President Obamaís choice Victoria Nuland as chief envoy to Europe. This was done by a voice vote with no debate, one day after the one year anniversary of last yearís deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. Victoria Nuland served as the State Department spokeswoman during Secretary of State Hillary Clintonís tenure, which included the Benghazi attack in which Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and former Navy Seals, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were all killed. ... Ms. Nuland had a direct hand in the changing of these talking points and has...
  • What to Do About Syria

    09/08/2013 6:51:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 16, 2013 | Fred Kagan
    American interests in Syria are clear: preventing terrorists from acquiring chemical weapons; depriving Iran of its most important ally and staging-base in the Middle East; and preventing al Qaeda from establishing an uncontested safe haven in the Levant. Reasonable people can disagree about the extent to which President Obamaís proposed ďlimited strikeĒ will secure these interests, but not about whether the interests are real or vital. Bashar al-Assad has one of the largest chemical weapons arsenals in the world. Al Qaeda franchises control territory in Syria and have some of the most effective fighting forces on the ground. Iranís own...
  • Vanity - SCOTUS Watch June 3rd - June 7th

    06/03/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    It is that time of year where the SCOTUS makes its decisions for the term. Who knows what decisions will be handed down this week. I do not expect any gay marriage decisions until the final days of the term.
  • Sotomayor, Kagan Browbeat Scalia over Voting Rights Act Argument

    03/03/2013 3:33:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/13 | Tony Lee
    Liberals have accused Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia of being the court's resident bully, but when two liberal female Suprem Court Justices--Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan--this week tried to browbeat Scalia and lawyers arguing against the Voting Rights Act's Section 5 pre-clearance requirement, the mainstream media hailed their efforts. In oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder on Wednesday, Scalia made the point that members of Congress have no reason whatsoever to vote against the extension of the Voting Rights Act and that he was "fairly confident it will be reenacted in perpetuity unless--unless a court can say it does...
  • Civilian analysts gained Petraeusís ear while he was commander in Afghanistan

    12/18/2012 10:54:58 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2012 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    Frederick and Kimberly Kagan, a husband-and-wife team of hawkish military analysts, put their jobs at influential Washington think tanks on hold for almost a year to work for Gen. David H. Petraeus when he was the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Provided desks, e-mail accounts and top-level security clearances in Kabul, they pored through classified intelligence reports, participated in senior-level strategy sessions and probed the assessments of field officers in order to advise Petraeus about how to fight the war differently. Their compensation from the U.S. government for their efforts, which often involved 18-hour workdays, seven days a week and...
  • Justice Elena Kagan admits gender likely helped land job

    10/21/2012 4:07:31 AM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | October 20, 2012 | Mehan Boenhke
    If Elena Kagan was not a woman, she may not be sitting on the country's highest judicial bench, the Supreme Court justice told an audience at the University of Tennessee on Friday. The candid statement came early in an hourlong conversation-style presentation Kagan held Friday in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building, where she also discussed the strategy of deciding the country's top cases and her affinity for hunting with fellow Justice Antonin Scalia. While seated in padded armchairs on stage, Kagan told UT Law Dean Doug Blaze that being a woman in the courtroom comes with some...
  • Kagan: Not Sure ĎI Would've Been President Obama's Nominee if I Weren't a Womaní

    10/22/2012 8:28:21 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 22, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    (CNSNews.com) -- Justice Elena Kagan said she was ďnot sureĒ if she would have received the nomination for Supreme Court Justice from President Obama if she was not a woman. During a talk before law students on Friday at the University of Tennessee Law School, Kagan said, ďAnd to tell you the truth, there were also things that I got because I was a woman. I mean I'm not sure I'd be sitting here.Ē ďI'm not sure that I would've been President Obama's nominee if I weren't a woman,Ē she said. ďAnd if he wasn't as committed as he was...
  • Americans' distrust of Obama birth story rises

    10/05/2012 5:42:34 AM PDT · by wesagain · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct 5, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    ďThe birthers arenít going anywhere!Ē So concludes MIT political science professor Adam J. Berinsky, who published Monday results from a YouGov survey of 1,000 Americans who were asked whether they believed Barack Obama was born in the United States. According to the scientific poll, 73 percent of self-identified Republicans and 40 percent overall are either donít believe Obama was born in the U.S. or are not sure. For both Republicans and Americans overall, belief that Obama is foreign-born was at a high point in September, just 37 days before the Nov. 6 presidential election. Dr. Jerome Corsiís ďWhereís the REAL...
  • Saudi billionaire did help Obama into Harvard

    09/24/2012 11:17:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    In late March 2008, on a local New York City show called ďInside City Hall,Ē the venerable African-American entrepreneur and politico, Percy Sutton, told host Dominic Carter how he was asked to help smooth Barack Obamaís admission into Harvard Law School 20 years earlier. The octogenarian Sutton calmly and lucidly explained that he had been ďintroduced to [Obama] by a friend.Ē The friendís name was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and the introduction had taken place about 20 years prior. Sutton described al-Mansour as ďthe principal adviser to one of the worldís richest men.Ē The billionaire in question was Saudi prince Al-Waleed...
  • Former Univ. of Chicago law school dean: Obama was never offered tenure

    09/12/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    A longtime professor and one-time dean of the University of Chicago Law School told The Daily Caller that Barack Obama was never offered tenure, despite the assertions of a New York Times reporter who covers the president and the first family. ďOther faculty members dreamed of tenured positions; [Obama] turned them down,Ē wrote Times White House Correspondent Jodi Kantor, author of ďThe Obamas,Ē in a July 30, 2008 profile of the presidentís twelve years as a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. And yet, according to longtime University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein, Obama was never actually...
  • CARNEY: 'PREPOSTEROUS' TO ASK FOR OBAMA'S COLLEGE RECORDS

    07/13/2012 7:09:35 AM PDT · by Brytani · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Breitbart
    The administration considers asking Obama for his college records is "preposterous" and akin to birther questions. Drags in Trump and every other bit of garbage to defend their refusal to release what is normal for candidates to release.
  • What do you bet that, if this is true, the source is Elena Kagan?

    06/27/2012 4:25:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 6-27-2012 | Bookworm
    The White House and the lapdog media have an unusually depressed, belligerent tone when it comes to the upcoming opinion on Obama Care. They‚Äôre even more depressed than they should be given the pathetic showing their case (not their lawyer, but their case) made during oral argument. Put another way, it‚Äôs hard to believe that, after two years of intellectual denial, they can‚Äôt also deny away a single day of bad argument. Their malaise is due to something greater than one bad day.This bizarre black cloud leads at least one Supreme Court observe to suspect that the unthinkable happened ‚ÄĒ...
  • Cloud looms over Obamacare decision

    06/27/2012 12:53:21 PM PDT · by wesagain · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 06/27/2012 | Bob Unruh
    A huge cloud looms over the coming U.S. Supreme Court decision on Barack Obamaís health-care law, dubbed Obamacare, that could undermine any portions of the law that are upheld, according to a key Washington watchdog organization. The issue, which has been raised several times by Judicial Watch, is that Elena Kagan served in the Obama administration when the law advanced through Congress and now is on the Supreme Court bench sitting in judgment of it. ďJustice Kagan should provide the American people a full explanation about her refusal to recuse herself in light of the new information about her potential...
  • Elena Kagan: The ObamaCare Recusal That Wasn't

    06/21/2012 9:59:12 AM PDT · by reformedcrat · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-21-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    <p>Clearly a different standard is being used in Justice Kaganís decision to stay in this case. Not only had she e-mailed her excitement of Obamacareís passage but has shared in the Obama administrationís strategizing on the legal defenses for Obamacare. As sitting Supreme Court justice, Elana Kagan could very well be deciding on responses to arguments that she herself had helped formulate when she was solicitor general.</p>
  • Holder Refuses to Provide Testimony on Kaganís Involvement in Obamacare

    06/12/2012 5:54:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/12/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    These are three of the eight questions that Sessions submitted to Holder on Nov. 15, 2011 to be included as part of the official record of Holderís testimony in an oversight hearing that the Senate Judiciary Committee held on Nov. 8, 2011. Sessions is a senior member of the committee. Holder did not provide the committee with a formal response to Session's questions until June 7, 2012óseven months after Sessions submitted them. When he finally did officially respond, Holder did not answer any of the questions. Instead, in responding to each, he simply referred the Judiciary Committee to a letter...
  • Does Elena Kagen have a $20 million commitment to destroying the American Republic?

    05/01/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 158 replies
    Yahoo Answers ^ | 4/24/2012 | Alan M Gottlieb
    What would you say if you learned that a member of the highest court in the land has spent the last 30 years openly advocating for the destruction of the US Constitution and even went so far as to accept $20 million from Shariah Law proponents to accomplish her goal? That Supreme Court Justice is Elena Kagan. The year after Ronald Reagan entered the Oval Office with the goal of restoring America to greatness; Elena Kagan penned a telling and disturbing senior thesis titled "To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933." In that body of work, Kagan...
  • Justice Scalia Shares Gun Love with Justice Kagan on Hunting Trip

    04/26/2012 1:43:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 132 replies
    guns.com ^ | 26 April, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has found himself a new enthusiastic hunting partner in fellow Justice Elena Kagan. We know what you're thinking: "Wait a second, isn't Kagan that new judge Obama appointed?" Yep, that's the one. We're just as surprised (and delighted) as you are. We have to give some kudos to Scalia, but it looks as though we have Sen. James Risch of Idaho to ultimately thank for this fortunate turn of events. Back in 2010 when Obama nominated Kagan for the Supreme Court position, Risch asked Kagan about her views on gun rights. She admitted that she'd...
  • Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    04/02/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 111 replies
    Fox News Channel/AP ^ | 2 April 2012 | Staff
    <p>I think Obama, in his post-summit (Mexico, US, Canada) TV appearance, just told the US Supreme Court how to vote on the Obamacare issue.</p>
  • Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    04/02/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 318 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2012
    President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.
  • Obama issues stern language on Supreme Court health care decision

    04/02/2012 1:43:35 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 22 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | April 2, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Obama on Monday issued stern language to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding his health care law, expressing confidence "Obamacare" will not be overturned by the nation's highest court. "I'm confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld," the president said Monday afternoon at a White House press conference that included ‪Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who are attending the North American Leaders' Summit. The president said overturning the law would be "an unprecedented and extraordinary step" and compared the court's rejection of the law to "judicial activism." "For years...
  • Obama Warns Supreme Court: Says Overturn of Health-Care Law Would Be 'Unprecedented,..."'

    04/02/2012 9:39:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 02,2012 | LAURA MECKLER AND CAROL E. LEE
    April 2, 2012 Obama Warns Supreme Court Says Overturn of Health-Care Law Would Be 'Unprecedented, Extraordinary Step' BY LAURA MECKLER AND CAROL E. LEE President Barack Obama predicted Monday that the Supreme Court would uphold his signature health-care law and said that overturning it would be a prime example of judicial overreach. It was a rare instance of a president laying out his own arguments about a Supreme Court case before the justices are set to reach their decision. In his first public comments about the case since the justices took it up last week, Mr. Obama appeared to be...
  • Combative Obama warns Supreme Court on health law

    04/02/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT · by pterional · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/2/2012 | Stephen Collinson
    US President Barack Obama on Monday challenged the "unelected" Supreme Court not to take the "extraordinary" and "unprecedented" step of overturning his landmark health reform law.
  • Obama takes a shot at Supreme Court over healthcare (Obama's trying to intimidate the SCOTUS)

    04/02/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 100 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/2/2012 | Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama took an opening shot at conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, warning that a rejection of his sweeping healthcare law would be an act of "judicial activism" that Republicans say they abhor. Obama, a Democrat, had not commented publicly on the Supreme Court's deliberations since it heard arguments for and against the healthcare law last week. Known as the "Affordable Care Act" or "Obamacare," the measure to expand health insurance for millions of Americans is considered Obama's signature domestic policy achievement. A rejection by the court would be a big blow to Obama going...
  • Why Obama Shouldnít Declare War on the Supreme Court

    04/02/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Time ^ | April 2, 2012 | Joe Meacham
    [SNIP}......But here is a pretty good rule of thumb for Democratic Presidents: if it didnít work for Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won four terms and a World War, it probably wonít work for you either.
  • Obama issues stern language on Supreme Court health care decision (Sit down Napoleon!)

    04/02/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/02/2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Obama on Monday issued stern language to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding his health care law, expressing confidence "Obamacare" will not be overturned by the nation's highest court. "I'm confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld," the president said Monday afternoon at a White House press conference that included ‪Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who are attending the North American Leaders' Summit. The president said overturning the law would be "an unprecedented and extraordinary step" and compared the court's rejection of the law to "judicial activism."
  • Visiting Marquette Univ., Justice Kagan tells of hunting with Scalia

    04/04/2012 5:59:19 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 53 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 4 April 2012 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Though she's not running for anything, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan almost sounded as if she were trying to score points with Wisconsin outdoorsmen Tuesday during a conversation at Marquette University. Kagan, a New York City native who had no experience with guns when she was named to the court in 2010, said she's now used them several times with colleague Antonin Scalia. "He's made a huntress out of me," Kagan told Mike Gousha, host of "On the Issues" at Marquette's law school - and about 240 law students listening in on their talk. The justices have bagged pheasant...
  • The Out-of-Touch Liberal Provincials (Rush Limbaugh)

    03/30/2012 12:41:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites, because they're quite illustrative. Nina Totenberg, who is the Supreme Court reporter for National Public Radio, and she's another one of 'em. All the smart people, all of the big kids in the clique, all of the super-educated members of this clique and they never talk to anybody outside it. Like Chris Matthews on his show last night actually said the idea that this thing may be unconstitutional never occurred to him. Never occurred, meaning, he once for a fleeting moment considered that it was unconstitutional. Pelosi the same way....
  • Elena Kagan: How Can Giving a Boatload of Money to Poor People be Unconstitutional?

    03/30/2012 12:08:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 117 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have the Elena Kagan sound bite. I know that I have total, 100% credibility with you. When I tell you something, you know it's true. But I want you to hear it. This was Wednesday at the Supreme Court during the third day of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the health care reform law. This is the most junior justice, Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general for Obama, who openly cheered the passage of Obamacare when it went through the House. And she then worked on its defense at the Supreme Court. She should have...
  • The ObamaCare Free Lunch

    03/29/2012 5:59:26 PM PDT · by agee · 41 replies
    Supreme Court Ė 03.28.12 An exchange between Justice Kagan and Lead Plaintiff Attorney ClementÖ Clement had barely finished his first sentence when Kagan immediately asked him why it was coercive for the federal government to give billions of dollars in additional aid to the states. ďThere are no matching funds requirements, there are no extraneous conditions attached to it, itís just a boatload of federal money for you to take and spend on poor peopleís healthcare,Ē she declared. ďIt doesnít sound coercive to me, I have to tell you.Ē To that, Clement said the governmentís money was still coercive because...
  • Justice Elana Kagan violates the law!

    03/29/2012 7:11:42 PM PDT · by Bigun · 66 replies
    Self ^ | 3/29/2012 | Self
    According to Section 455(b)(3) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code, justices must disqualify themselves in cases where they have ďserved in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as counsel, adviser, or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case or controversy.Ē As solicitor general of the United States, Justice Elena Kagan served as the head of an office responsible for formulating the Obama administrationís legal defense of its domestic agenda priority ó Obamacare.
  • Kagan Sits in Judgment of ObamacareóDespite Cheering Its Passage and Assigning Lawyer to Defend It

    03/28/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT · by yoe · 54 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When the Supreme Court on Monday began hearing oral arguments in the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ActóAKA ďObamacareĒóSupreme 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 ďany proceeding in which his impartiality might...
  • Justice Scalia to Obamaís Solicitor General: ĎWeíre not stupidí [AUDIO]

    03/27/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    Justice Scalia to Obamaís Solicitor General: ĎWeíre not stupidí [AUDIO] By Nicholas Ballasy - The Daily Caller 3:39 PM 03/27/2012 ADVERTISEMENT While Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. made the Obama administrationís case for the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health-care law Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interrupted, telling Verrilli, ďweíre not stupid.Ē Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general appointed by President Obama to the high court, sided with Verilli in arguing that young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future....
  • Kagan Defies Judicial Ethics and Sits on Obamacare Case

    03/27/2012 10:37:09 AM PDT · by traumer · 15 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Freedom Watch Only Group to Raise Issue in Amicus Brief Today, the Supreme Court began oral arguments on the constitutionality of one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in the past fifty years. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, referred to as "Obamacare," stretches the power of the federal government to a level never before seen. Yet this is not the most important decision the Court faces. Justice Elena Kagan, the former Solicitor General, is continuing to illegally preside over a case in which her impartiality has been seriously called...
  • Elena Kagan Mania (article file)

    03/27/2012 9:06:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 3/27/12 | Nachum
    Elena Kagan Mania Kagan Sits in Judgment of Obamacareó Despite Cheering Its Passage and Assigning Lawyer to Defend ItHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor hanging out at Restaurant Nora in Washington DC,...After the first day of the ObamaCARE hearings, and the night before the most important day in the hearings, Obamaís Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Obama appointed far left Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor happen to be dining for dinner at Nora Restaurant, at the same time of night.Derrick Bell article edited by Elena Kagan in college says U.S. Constitution is the...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan to Directly Address Obamacare Recusal...

    03/22/2012 3:20:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies · 3+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 22, 2012
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Asks Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan to Directly Address Obamacare Recusal Controversy (Washington, DC) ó Judicial Watch, the nationís largest government watchdog group, today sent a letter asking Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan to address the facts surrounding her tenure as Solicitor General and the enactment and subsequent legal defense of the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), as well as to provide an articulation of her reasoning behind any decision regarding recusal. Emails previously obtained by Judicial Watch suggest that, during Justice Kaganís tenure as Solicitor General, the Office of the Solicitor General had...
  • What Happened to Harvardís ĎVeritasí?

    03/20/2012 5:20:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 20, 2012 | David Meir-Levi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - What Happened to Harvard‚Äôs ‚ÄėVeritas‚Äô?Posted By David Meir-Levi On March 20, 2012 @ 12:16 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The official seal of Harvard University bears the four Latin words ¬ďVeritas Christo et Ecclesiae¬Ē (‚Äúthe truth of Christ and the church‚ÄĚ). Today, most reproductions of Harvard¬ís seal omit the last three words. But it seems that all too many of Harvard¬ís faculty and governance have decided to ignore the first one as well.The present writer¬ís assessment of Harvard¬ís hosting extreme anti-Israel hate-fest events, and of its programs that provide almost exclusively anti-Israel...
  • Why Obama Wants the Contraception Mandate to Go to the Supreme Court

    03/14/2012 11:34:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2012
    ..... Once it finally arrives there, it will be argued as a First Amendment issue. But it will not be argued as you think -- as a freedom of religion issue; no, it will be argued by the government as a freedom of speech issue, under a constitutional theory of "First Amendment neutrality," and arguing against the idea of "content-based underinclusion." Put simply, content-based underinclusion is a term signifying that the government (at any level) has entered into the social arena and has picked winners and losers based on their content. It can be practiced through punitive legislation -- imposing...
  • Derrick Bell article edited by Elena Kagan in college says U.S. Constitution is the ďoriginal sinĒ

    03/12/2012 8:02:08 AM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies
    fireandreamitchell ^ | March 11, 2012 | FireAndreaMitchelle
    So not only is Elena Kagan a conflict of interest in the ObamaCARE SCOTUS case, because she was Solicitor General for Obama while the bill was being past, but she also edited an article by Derrick Bell while at Harvard that makes clear that Critical Race Theory sees the U.S. Constitution as a form of ďoriginal sin.Ē So not only is Kagan a conflict of interest in maybe the most important case ever to hit the Supreme Court, she is also anti-constitution that she is supposed to uphold and defend as SCOTUS judge. Great. From Breitbart: In November 1985, the...
  • Bell, via Kagan, on Critical Race Theory: The Constitution Is the Problem

    03/11/2012 3:49:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/11/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    In November 1985, the Harvard Law Review published an article by Derrick Bell that was a "classic" in the development of Critical Race Theory. The article was edited by then-student Elena Kagan, and was cited by Prof. Charles Ogletree in support of her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2010. The article makes clear that Critical Race Theory sees the U.S. Constitution as a form of "original sin"--a view later embraced by Obama as a state legislator, and reflected in his actions and appointments. The following is an excerpt from the non-fiction portion of the...
  • The Vetting: Obama's Supreme Court and Critical Race Theory

    03/09/2012 3:12:54 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 9, 2012 | JOHN SEXTON
    ...Fortunately, we have another description of Critical Race Theory from an unimpeachable source: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. In 1993, Kagan was asked to present a lecture on CRT. Her notes for that class, dated October 25, 1993, became part of the record during her confirmation hearings in 2010--but the Senate failed to press her on her support for a theory that, by her own admission, was race-obsessed and radical..... What most critical race theorists believe is that law, in a variety of ways, works to maintain the subordination of members of minority groups. And what most critical race theorists...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions: Kagan Must Recuse Herself from Obamacare Case

    02/24/2012 6:05:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/24/2012 | Sen. Jeff Sessions
    As solicitor general of the United States, Justice Elena Kagan served as the head of an office responsible for formulating the Obama administrationís legal defense of its domestic agenda priority ó Obamacare. It could be no surprise to President Obama who appointed her to the Supreme Court that any former solicitor general would have many conflicts for years to come. Now, the Court will soon hear a constitutional challenge to the health-care law. Despite mounting evidence of her substantial participation in the administrationís legal defense of that law, she still has not announced whether she will recuse herself from presiding...