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  • GOP questions ‘two-month gap’ in Kagan’s health care involvemen

    12/08/2011 8:01:55 AM PST · by OldCorps · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee said Thursday that the Obama administration is fueling speculation about Supreme CourtJustice Elena Kagan’s impartiality because it won’t turn over documents detailing her role in crafting the legal strategy to defend the health care law while she was serving in the administration. Rep. Lamar Smith, the committee chairman, told Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. that emails show Justice Kagan took an interest in the case in January 2010, when she was solicitor general, and he demanded to know what role she played between then and March 2010, when Mr. Obama tapped...
  • OBAMACARE: RECUSE KAGAN! DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!(video)

    11/28/2011 3:22:38 PM PST · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 11/28/2011 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss why Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan must be recuse herself from the Obamacare case. She was Obama’s legal strategist for defending his health care program! She must step aside!
  • Thomas, Kagan asked to sit out health care case

    11/26/2011 10:37:39 AM PST · by Enosh · 43 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON – Conservative interest groups and Republican lawmakers want Justice Elena Kagan off the health care case. Liberals and Democrats in Congress say it’s Justice Clarence Thomas who should sit it out. Neither justice is budging — the right decision, according to many ethicists and legal experts. None of the parties in the case has asked the justices to excuse themselves. But underlying the calls on both sides is their belief that the conservative Thomas is a sure vote to strike down President Barack Obama’s health care law and that the liberal Kagan is certain to uphold the main domestic...
  • 'Don't trust Supremes with Obamacare'

    11/26/2011 9:59:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies
    WND ^ | November 25, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    States' rights group says 10th Amendment opens door to rejection. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare, the president's signature health-care-takeover legislation, but a rights organization that advocates for restoration of recognition of the 10th Amendment says states and consumers should not count on the court to reverse the law. "From 1937 to 1995, the Supremes didn't strike down a single federal law as unconstitutional. Not one in nearly 60 years," Michael Boldin, executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center, wrote in a warning about the issue. "Bottom line? When it comes to limiting...
  • Obama's Torpedo: The Strange Case of Elena Kagan

    11/24/2011 7:49:02 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 23 replies
    Weird Republic ^ | October 17, 2011 | Thomas Clough
    Who Is Elena Kagan? There was a brief period in her early 20s when Elena Kagan expressed clear and forceful opinions on matters legal and political. That window of expressiveness abruptly closed and she has been a cipher ever since. She was bright, had stellar grades, garnered glowing teacher recommendations, had boundless self-confidence and a winning personality. She is also a typical creature of the newly-emerged230 meritocratic system that now funnels bright kids onto elite college campuses. Unlike earlier generations of students who were intellectual risk takers willing to challenge authority, Kagan's cohort was more subdued, strategic and calculating. Kagan's...
  • Kagan refuses to recuse on Obamacare

    11/24/2011 10:17:47 AM PST · by plsjr · 95 replies
    NetRightDaily ^ | 14 Nov 2011 | NetRight Daily
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the so-called “26-state lawsuit” against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. This announcement ends speculation whether recent Obama appointee Justice Elena Kagan will recuse herself from the case. It is clear that Justice Kagan has refused requests that she not participate in this ruling. The failure of the Court order to note that Kagan had recused herself indicates that she has not. Traditionally, when a justice decides not to participate in a decision to hear a case, the Court order notes that fact. No notification means that...
  • Justice accused of withholding records on Kagan's role in healthcare defense

    The Justice Department withheld records about Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s 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 Kagan’s time as solicitor general and her role in preparing to defend President Obama’s 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 Kagan’s involvement. But...
  • Elena Kagan Article Archive

    11/22/2011 10:13:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/22/11 | Nachum
    Elena Kagan Mania Elena Kagan: The Justice Who Knows Too Much (audio)Senate GOP Leaders To Holder: Your Kagan Testimony 'Belied By The Facts'Sessions Demands Written Testimony from Holder on Kagan and ObamacareSessions presses Holder on Justice Kagan's involvement with health law“A Pattern of Socialist Associations” – Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee, Elena Kagan (the Early Years)Kagan emails lead to calls for inquiry over her involvement in ObamacareFlashback: Elena Kagan's brother was a radical socialist (communist?)- and she thanks him Kagan to Tribe on Day Obamacare Passed: ‘I Hear They Have the Votes, Larry!! Simply Amazing.’Judge Blocks Release of Recusal-Related Emails Kagan...
  • 85 Call for Kagan Recusal on Obamacare

    11/19/2011 4:20:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    The call for Congress to hold hearings on the need for Justice Elena Kagan to recuse herself from the ObamaCare case now on the docket of the Supreme Court has exploded.  The number of organizations signing on to a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith has more than tripled in just 48 hours since our original blog post calling for her to stand aside.  Following is a link to the final draft of the letter signed by the leaders of 85 citizens organizations and related other articles and documents. Leader's to House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith Judicial Action Group's...
  • Leading senators: Kagan may have to recuse herself from health case

    11/18/2011 4:30:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Republican senators said late Friday the Justice Department has been stonewalling their request for more information on Supreme CourtJustice Elena Kagan, and said her previous work as solicitor general “may satisfy both requirements for recusal” from the upcoming health-care case. The senators, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, are demanding Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. comply with requests for more documents about Justice Kagan’s role in planning the administration’s defense, and said unless he provides the information it could undermine confidence in the court’s eventual ruling on the case. “President Obama chose to nominate a member of his...
  • No Confidence in Our Judiciary

    11/18/2011 3:28:29 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 10 replies
    11/18/11 | originalbuckeye
    1. There is no confidence in our judiciary when a Supreme Court Justice does not bother to recuse herself when she had direct involvement in the issue before the court.
  • Sessions presses Holder on Justice Kagan's involvement with health law

    11/16/2011 7:12:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/11 | Julian Pecquet
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Tuesday pressed Attorney General Eric Holder for more information about Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's involvement with the healthcare reform law after new emails emerged showing her rooting for the law when she was solicitor general. (snip) The emails have rekindled calls for Kagan to recuse herself from ruling on the healthcare reform law next year because of a provision of the U.S. code that calls on justices to disqualify themselves when they have "expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy" while in government service.
  • Elena Kagan Must Be Recused In ObamaCare Case

    11/15/2011 5:00:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 15, 2011 | Editor
    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...
  • Kagan, Thomas Pressured to Recuse Themselves from Health Care Case

    11/15/2011 1:41:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2011 | Amanda Winkler
    Only one day after the high court decided to hear the case, there is political pressure from both sides of the aisle calling for both Justice Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas to recuse themselves from a Supreme Court decision on the Obama administration’s health reform law. Conservatives are calling for Kagan, a more liberal voter, to recuse herself because of her work as a solicitor general in the Obama administration in which she had to push in favor of the healthcare reform. Among those calling for her to recuse herself is Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R), a longtime staple of...
  • Elena Kagan emails show she was 'excited' about Obamacare passage

    11/15/2011 7:11:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2011 | Rick Moran
    div class="article_body"> 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.The Examiner: 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...
  • Sen. Lee: Justice Must Disclose Kagan-Obamacare

    11/14/2011 8:45:15 AM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12 Nov 2011 | Henry J. Reske
    The Justice Department must disclose all documents relating to any work Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan may have been involved in regarding the formulation of the legal defense for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law so a fair assessment of whether she should step aside from the case can be made, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said. Lee’s comments came in a question and answer session following his speech to the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention. Before ascending to the Supreme Court, Kagan had served as the nation’s solicitor general, responsible for representing the federal government before the Supreme Court....
  • New Documents Show Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s Comments on Obamacare

    11/11/2011 10:43:16 AM PST · by OPS4 · 12 replies
    Judicalwatch ^ | 11/10/11 | Judicialwatch
    Washington, DC -- November 10, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained three new documents that provide additional information about Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) while she served as solicitor general. Justice Kagan has said she was not actively involved in the Department of Justice (DOJ) discussions regarding Obamacare. Moreover, the Supreme Court justice did not recuse herself from the High Court decision in April 2011 not to “fast-track” for Supreme Court review Virginia’s lawsuit challenging Obamacare. Here is...
  • Kagan to Tribe on Day Obamacare Passed: ‘I Hear They Have the Votes, Larry!! Simply Amazing.’

    11/10/2011 8:04:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/10/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    On Sunday, March 21, 2010, the day the House of Representatives passed President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan and famed Supreme Court litigator and Harvard Law Prof. Laurence Tribe, who was then serving in the Justice Department, had an email exchange in which they discussed the pending health-care vote, according to documents the Department of Justice released late Wednesday to the Media Research Center, CNSNews.com's parent organization, and to Judicial Watch.
  • New Documents Show Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s Comments on Obamacare Legislation While...

    11/10/2011 1:23:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 10, 2011
    Complete title: New Documents Show Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s Comments on Obamacare Legislation While Serving as Solicitor General Kagan: “I hear they have the votes!! Simply amazing.” Washington, DC -- November 10, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained three new documents that provide additional information about Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) while she served as solicitor general. Justice Kagan has said she was not actively involved in the Department of Justice (DOJ) discussions regarding Obamacare. Moreover, the...
  • Paper (written by judicial expert) argues for Kagan's recusal in health care challenge

    11/10/2011 10:30:15 AM PST · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Legal Newsline ^ | 11/10/2011 | JESSICA M. KARMASEK
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - An expert on judicial issues says U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the multistate challenge to President Barack Obama's health care reform. In a "white paper" released Wednesday, Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network argues that Kagan, as solicitor general, was directly involved in the defense of the new federal health care law and that she should therefore dismiss herself from any consideration of its legality before the nation's high court. Severino is chief counsel and policy director for the Judicial Crisis Network, a Washington-based group committed to upholding the Constitution...
  • First Lady: Kagan, Sotomayor Will Protect Right to ‘Love Whomever We Choose’ (barfus maximus)

    10/26/2011 7:03:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/26/11 | Fred Lucas
    First Lady Michelle Obama told two audiences at Democratic fundraising events on Tuesday that the justices her husband appointed to the Supreme Court will protect the right to “love whomever we choose.” She also said these justices would protect “privacy”—presumably a reference to the “right to privacy” the court invoked in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. “Let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices,
  • A SHINING EXAMPLE(Scalia takes Kagan Shooting)

    10/26/2011 6:47:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | October,2011 | Massad Ayoob
    All of us shooters give lip service to proselytizing: “Take a new shooter to the range!” “Take someone hunting for the first time!” Few actually DO it, however, at least very often. Once again, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia inspires us. Just caught this from Eugene Volokh: http://volokh.com/2011/10/23/another-hunter-on-the-high-court/ Kudos to Justice Scalia for taking the time to do this. And kudos to Justice Kagan for being open-minded. Scalia has obviously been a voice of reason for our side. Kagan has not. Will her new perspective be reflected in her next analysis of these issues on the highest Bench in...
  • Kagan on faith, the high court and hunting

    10/24/2011 5:56:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 19 October, 2011 | Bill Mears
    "It was good, not great," she said of the ceremony. "It was not exactly what my brother had done, which is what I wanted. But the experience shaped my life, negotiating with Rabbi Riskin. It was a formative experience, and I guess I've always been a striver." That drive led her to the job that she says "is now my life's work," a place she expects to stay for some time. Despite never having been a judge before, Kagan said the transition has been in some ways easier than she expected. "Was I nervous, sure," she said of her first...
  • Court Ruling Proves: Kagan Must Recuse

    10/19/2011 5:37:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2011 | Terry Jeffrey
    U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle, a Clinton appointee, ironically provided evidence last week that seals the case that Justice Elena Kagan is required by law to recuse herself from cases challenging Obamacare. The law in question is 28 U.S.C. 455. It mandates that a justice "shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might be reasonably questioned" or "(w)here he has served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as counsel, adviser or material witness concerning the proceedings ..." Here is why Kagan must recuse: In December 2009, the Senate passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
  • Judge Blocks Release of Recusal-Related Emails Kagan Sent WH—Says They're ‘Personal’

    10/14/2011 4:46:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 14, 2011 | Terrence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, a Clinton appointee, has ruled that the Justice Department does not need to release emails Solicitor General Elena Kagan sent from her DOJ email account to people in the White House—in which she discussed her recusal decisions as solicitor general—because the emails were “used for a purely personal objective.” CNSNews.com and Judicial Watch were seeking public release of the emails through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The “purely personal objective” cited by the judge was Kagan’s goal of being confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. At issue is whether...
  • Coming Soon: Kagangate

    10/05/2011 7:04:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    Investors Com ^ | 10/03/2011 | IBD Editorial
    Supreme Court: Forget unconvincing liberal demands that Clarence Thomas recuse himself from the ObamaCare case because his wife is a Tea Partyer. Ex-Obama operative Elena Kagan has a true conflict. To buttress the flimsy case of leftist groups like Common Cause that he step down from judging whether ObamaCare is unconstitutional, 20 House Democrats last week called for an investigation into Justice Thomas' not filling out financial disclosure forms to their satisfaction regarding his wife's political activities. Ginni Thomas' pro-limited government activist group Liberty Central has indeed gone after ObamaCare. But as Mrs. Thomas pointed out last year, there are...
  • Kagan, Thomas Targeted in Hopes of Swaying Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

    10/02/2011 3:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    FOX News.com ^ | October 2, 2011
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court hasn't even agreed yet to take the case questioning the constitutionality of the individual mandate -- the centerpiece of President Obama's health care law -- but already arguments are lined up to remove justices from trying to weigh in on deliberations. Justice Elena Kagan's role in the Obama administration as it was formulating the legal defense for the health care law disqualifies her from participating in the decision, say groups who call the former solicitor general incapable of being objective. Kagan says she was not involved in developing the legal strategy of the Affordable Care...
  • Dems want probe of Justice Thomas as health law ruling looms

    09/30/2011 10:11:19 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 69 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 09/29/11 05:22 PM ET | Julian Pecquet
    Twenty House Democrats are demanding a judicial ethics investigation into Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas just as the high court is poised to issue a ruling on the healthcare law that could make or break President Obama’s reelection. The lawmakers on Thursday asked the U.S. Judicial Conference to formally request that the Department of Justice look into Thomas’s failure to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars his wife has received from groups that want the healthcare law repealed. Their letter comes after 75 House Democrats in February asked Thomas to recuse himself from the case following reports that he’d failed...
  • SNOPES NO MORE

    08/27/2011 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 44 replies · 2+ views
    Email | Unknown | Unknown
    Snopes, Soros and the Supreme Courts 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 but hadn't known it to be financed by Soros! Snopes is heavily financed by George Soros; a big time supporter of Obama! In our Search for the truth department, we find what I have suspected on many occasions. I went to...
  • Judiciary Chairman Withholding Judgment on Whether Kagan Should Recuse from Health-Care Cases

    07/18/2011 11:34:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 18, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) - House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is withholding judgment on whether Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from judging lawsuits that were filed against the health-care law that President Barack Obama signed while Kagan was serving as the Obama administration's solicitor general and was charged with defending the administration’s position in federal court disputes.Smith sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on July 6 asking that Holder provide “relevant documents and witness interviews in order to properly understand U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s involvement in health care legislation or litigation while serving as United...
  • House Judiciary Committee Begins Investigation of Kagan and ObamaCare

    07/08/2011 9:13:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    New American ^ | July 8, 2011 | Michael Tennant
      Just 12 days after 49 congressmen requested an official inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s (left) involvement with the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (PPACA, aka ObamaCare) during her tenure as U.S. Solicitor General, the House Judiciary Committee has complied. Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) sent a July 6 letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for “relevant documents and witness interviews in order to properly understand” Kagan’s role with regard to the legislation itself and related litigation.Perhaps the committee will have better luck in wresting those documents from the Justice Department’s clutches than private organizations have...
  • Judiciary Committee Launches Probe of Kagan’s Involvement in Obamacare

    07/06/2011 8:18:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/6/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The House Judiciary Committee is launching an investigation to probe the involvement that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan had in “health care legislation or litigation” when she was serving as President Barack Obama’s solicitor general and was responsible for defending the administration’s position in federal court cases. The investigation will look at whether Kagan is required by law to recuse herself from judging cases challenging President Obama’s health-care law and whether her answers to questions posed by the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation process were accurate.
  • Is Kagan A Liar

    07/04/2011 9:55:44 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-03-11 | Skookum
    Judge Roy Bean, The Law West of the Pecos A solicitor general represents the presidency before the Supreme Court. Elena Kagan represented the Obama Administration as Solicitor General. She has maintained that she would decline to participate in deliberations that she worked on while she was the Solicitor General, but refuses to indicate whether that included challenges to the Obama Health Care Law. Constitutional challenges to the Health Care Law were raised for several months preceding President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Multiple states filed suit to stop the the Obama Health Care Plan. Ms Kagan...
  • House panel probe urged of Kagan health care role

    07/01/2011 3:43:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Washingtin Times ^ | June 30, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    Forty-nine Republican members of Congress have asked the House Judiciary Committee to “promptly investigate” Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s role in preparing a legal defense for President Obama’s health care law when she served as solicitor general. In a letter to committee Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, and the panel’s ranking Democrat, John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, the lawmakers said that “contradictory to her 2010 confirmation testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee,” recently released Justice Department documents show that Justice Kagan “actively participated with her Obama administration colleagues in formulating a defense” for the law. The lawmakers, including 10 doctors...
  • Evidence 'Contradictory' to Kagan's Confirmation Testimony, 49 Lawmakers Call for Investigation

    07/01/2011 3:46:34 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 1, 2011 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    Full title: Citing Evidence They Call 'Contradictory' to Kagan's Confirmation Testimony, 49 Lawmakers Call for Judiciary Committee Investigation Forty-nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives--including the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and two presidential candidates--are pointing to evidence they say is "contradictory" to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's confirmation testimony and calling for the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the matter. The lawmakers also say they believe that evidence already made public shows that Kagan must recuse herself from any court cases involving the health care bill signed into law by...
  • Lawmakers seek probe of Kagan’s health care work

    06/30/2011 11:17:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    Forty-nine Republican members of Congress on Thursday asked the HouseJudiciary Committee to “promptly investigate” Supreme CourtJustice Elena Kagan’s role in preparing a legal defense for President Obama’s health care law, saying her prior work in the Obama administration should disqualify her from considering any challenge to the law before the high court. In a letter to Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, and the committee’s ranking Democrat, John Conyers Jr., of Michigan, the GOP lawmakers said that “contradictory to her 2010 confirmation testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee,” recently released Justice Department documents show that Justice Kagan “actively participated with...
  • Kagan Assigned DOJ Lawyer Who Argued Obamacare Cases In Appeals Courts

    06/03/2011 12:25:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 3, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - On Wednesday, Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal did what his job called for: He traveled to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and defended President Barack Obama’s health-care-reform law against a challenge that had been filed by the Thomas More Law Center.The challenge claims Obamacare's individual mandate is unconstitutional.Back on May 10, Katyal also argued for the administration in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Va., against challenges to the constitutionality of the health-care law. There the suit had been brought by the state of Virginia...
  • Groups Target Thomas' Wife's Work to Force Him to Sit Out High Court Rulings on Health Care

    05/30/2011 8:12:09 PM PDT · by rawhide · 25 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5-30-11
    Eyeing a potential 5-4 decision on President Obama's Affordable Care health care reforms, some Democratic lawmakers are trying to pressure Justice Clarence Thomas to sit out any health care case that may come before the Supreme Court. And in an added tack to influence the court's decision-making, one election watchdog has demanded an FBI probe of the justice over a 2010 campaign finance ruling. The months-long efforts to target Thomas focus on his financial disclosure forms, of which amended versions were filed earlier this month and released publicly on Friday. In them, Thomas reveals that his wife, Ginni Thomas, received...
  • A Supreme conflict of interest

    05/27/2011 7:04:51 AM PDT · by shove_it · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 27 May 2011 | Stephen B. Meister
    Judicial Watch, a public-interest watch dog group, just unearthed a cache of e- mails showing that Elena Kagan participated in preparing the government's defense of ObamaCare during her time as President Obama's solicitor general. By all precedent -- and her promise to the Senate Judiciary Committee she'd abide by "letter and spirit" of the law -- this should oblige Justice Kagan to recuse herself when the ObamaCare cases come before the Supreme Court. Before joining the court, Kagan said she was not involved in the Justice Deparment's preparations for the inevitable legal challenges to the health-care "reform." But the e-mails...
  • Supreme Court judge [Kagan] suspected of deception during confirmation hearings

    05/22/2011 9:50:21 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 59 replies
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | May 22, 2011 | Jim Kouri
    A Washington, DC-based public-interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption reported on Friday that its officials have obtained documents suggesting US Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan helped coordinate the Obama administration’s legal defense of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) while she served as Solicitor General. During her confirmation, Kagan claimed she was not involved in the Department of Justice (DOJ) preparations for legal challenges to Obamacare. Moreover, the Supreme Court justice did not recuse herself from the High Court decision in April 2011 when she and other Justices refused to “fast-track” the Supreme Court review of Virginia’s lawsuit challenging Obamacare. The following are highlights...
  • Oh my: Documents reveal that Elena Kagan may have helped craft legal defense of ObamaCare

    05/19/2011 7:15:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit
    She won’t recuse herself, needless to say. Defending their signature domestic “achievement” when it’s under mortal threat from a constitutional challenge is much, much more important to the left than observing ethical rules. Which is why, of course, they’ve been hassling Clarence Thomas about a supposed conflict of interest in his own right vis-a-vis ObamaCare. They know Kagan is compromised, so they’re setting up a “tu quoque” rejoinder for when, not if, the GOP takes up this point in earnest.I wonder if they know how compromised she is. On March 21, 2010, Katyal urged Kagan to attend a health care...
  • Documents Raise Questions about Supreme Court Justice Kagan’s Role in Obamacare Defense as...

    05/18/2011 10:26:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 18, 2011
    Documents Raise Questions about Supreme Court Justice Kagan’s Role in Obamacare Defense as Solicitor General Kagan Directs Staff to “Be Involved” in Crafting Defense of Obamacare; Scolds Justice Colleague on the Issue of Her Participation: “This Needs to be Coordinated…You Should not Say Anything about This before Talking to Me.” Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents suggesting Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan helped coordinate the Obama administration’s legal defense of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) while she served as Solicitor General. Kagan has said...
  • Did Kagan Tell Deputy She Assigned to Health-Care Case Administration Should Win It?...

    04/26/2011 1:17:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 26, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Complete title: Did Kagan Tell Deputy She Assigned to Health-Care Case Administration Should Win It? DOJ Won’t Say (CNSNews.com) - To an ordinary American it might seem like an obvious question with an obvious answer. When Solicitor General Elena Kagan--whose job was to defend the administration’s position in federal court cases--assigned her top deputy to handle the anticipated legal challenges to the health-care bill that President Barack Obama was pushing through Congress in 2010 did she indicate to that deputy that the administration should defeat those challenges? Common sense might say: Of course. But if the common sense answer were...
  • Elena Kagan’s Absences From Supreme Court Are ‘No Big Deal,’ AP Says

    04/21/2011 1:11:01 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/21/2011 | Mark Sherman (AP)
    Justice Elena Kagan's leather-backed chair was empty this week for the 26th and final time this term while the other Supreme Court justices listened to arguments in an obscure dispute between the government and an Indian tribe. -snip- ...there is nothing worse for a petitioner than a meaningless 4-4 vote after expending all the effort that goes into winning a precious spot on the court's calendar and presenting arguments to the justices. Tie votes leave the lower court ruling in place but set no national precedent. -snip- -snip- Kagan said from the outset that removing herself from cases in which...
  • The unraveling of Barry Soetoro, a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama II

    04/10/2011 5:30:41 AM PDT · by radioone · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 8, 2011 | Doug Hagmann & Joseph Hagmann
    To those who are now speaking out about the Obama eligibility matter, I can think of no better statement than the one uttered by a very frustrated Officer John McClane, played by Bruce Willis in the movie“Die Hard.” In order to get the attention of a police officer oblivious to the carnage taking place inside of the Nakatomi Plaza building after making a very cursory inspection and finding nothing amiss,McClane tosses the body of a terrorist from an office window window onto the windshield of the police cruiser and fires at the police car, yelling “welcome to the party, pal.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: Should Kagan Recuse from Health Cases? Internal DOJ Emails Raise Questions

    03/29/2011 4:12:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/29/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    “Absolutely right on. Let’s crush them,” wrote Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal. “I’ll speak to Elena and designate someone.” The Elena here is then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan--now a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Katyal was writing at 10:57 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Two weeks before that, on Christmas Eve, the U.S. Senate had passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the unprecedented bill promoted by President Barack Obama that mandated that individual Americans must buy health insurance. Already—as reported in a Dec. 30, 2009 New York Times
  • Snopes Exposed - Another Soros Enterprise

    03/28/2011 8:45:36 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 51 replies · 1+ views
    (Received in email his AM, not sure of the veracity, but this is fascinating) Snopes Exposed - Another Soros Enterprise 3-27-11 Snopes is heavily financed by George Soros, supporter of Obama. ".. In our Search for the truth....department, we find what I have suspected on many occasions. I went to Snopes to check this out and they said it was false and there were no such dockets so I 'Googled' the Supreme Court, typed in 'Obama-Kagan,' and guess what? Yep you got it. Snopes lied. Everyone of those dockets are there.So Here is what I wrote Snopes: Referencing the article...
  • Elena Kagan Needs to Recuse Herself from Health-Care Case, Says Author of Virginia Law

    03/16/2011 1:32:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 16, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Video of 30 minute interview at link. (CNSNews.com) - Virginia Del. Bob Marshall, the state legislator who sponsored the law that forbids any government from forcing individuals in Virginia to buy health insurance, says that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from judging Virginia’s suit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare because she was President Obama’s solicitor general when the suit was filed and when the Obama administration first took steps to oppose it. “She should recuse herself before she makes a decision on this case,” Marshall told CNSNews.com’s Online With Terry Jeffrey. Marshall, a Republican who represents Prince...
  • JW Sues Justice Department for Documents Detailing Justice Kagan’s Participation in...

    03/03/2011 11:48:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 3, 2011
    Complete title: JW Sues Justice Department for Documents Detailing Justice Kagan’s Participation in Obamacare Discussions as Solicitor General Should Justice Kagan Recuse Herself if Obamacare Reaches Supreme Court? Washington, DC -- March 3, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain documents detailing Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s participation in discussions related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of March 23, 2010, also known as Obamacare, while she served as U.S....
  • Justice Department Resists Releasing Records That Could Shed Light on Whether Justice Kagan...

    02/15/2011 9:18:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 14, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Complete title: Justice Department Resists Releasing Records That Could Shed Light on Whether Justice Kagan Needs to Recuse Herself from Health Care Case (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Justice Department is contesting in federal court a Freedom of Information Act request filed by CNSNews.com that seeks department records that could shed light on the question of whether Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan needs to recuse herself from legal challenges to the health-care reform law President Barack Obama signed last March.The case—the Media Research Center v. the U.S. Justice Department—arises from a complaint the Media Research Center filed on Nov. 23, 2010 against the Justice Department...