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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...