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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Here are a couple reasons why maybeKagan should recuse herself.

    Would Elena Kagan bow out of a health-care reform case? - CSMonitor.com
    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this photo taken June 30. GOP senators are asking about Kagan's involvement, as solicitor general, in setting up strategy to defend the health care reform law from court challenges.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Should have been more explicit. (thought about it when i was typing)

    Am asking how Mrs Thomas would benefit financially by her husband ruling one way or the other? Didn't see anything in her lobbying activities that related directly to the Health Care Bill.
    Without knowing how Mrs. Thomas is rewarded for her work, there is no way to answer that question. Quite possibly not at all.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Should have been more explicit. (thought about it when i was typing)

    Am asking how Mrs Thomas would benefit financially by her husband ruling one way or the other? Didn't see anything in her lobbying activities that related directly to the Health Care Bill.




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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Barb, Kagan will almost certainly recuse herself. She has proven to be quite willing to do so. Nice try though. Why is it different for republicans to call for Kagan to recuse herself than for democrats to call for Thomas to do so? Why is one motive pure and the other tainted?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Barb, Kagan will almost certainly recuse herself. She has proven to be quite willing to do so. Nice try though. Why is it different for republicans to call for Kagan to recuse herself than for democrats to call for Thomas to do so? Why is one motive pure and the other tainted?
    I can't find where Ginni would benefit by any ruling. Do the Dems just want someone who rules by the constitution to recuse himself because Kagan probably will?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Barb, Kagan will almost certainly recuse herself. She has proven to be quite willing to do so. Nice try though. Why is it different for republicans to call for Kagan to recuse herself than for democrats to call for Thomas to do so? Why is one motive pure and the other tainted?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I can't find where Ginni would benefit by any ruling. Do the Dems just want someone who rules by the constitution to recuse himself because Kagan probably will?
    No, they want him to recuse himself because there is an appearance of a conflict of interest. Lobbyists are payed to get results. If the health care bill is overturned, that would be a mighty big result. Whether there is a real conflict neither you or I know, but there is certainly an appearance of one.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    (Ain't nothing pure in politics....)
    See, I reject that cynicism. Note my sig quote from a republican on the topic.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, they want him to recuse himself because there is an appearance of a conflict of interest. Lobbyists are payed to get results. If the health care bill is overturned, that would be a mighty big result. Whether there is a real conflict neither you or I know, but there is certainly an appearance of one.

    Ahhhh....I think I'm beginning to connect the dots.
    Common Cause had a protest at a Koch bro. get together. During that protest they called for the hanging of Ginni and Clarence. One protester said he should be put back out in the fields. Another said he should have his toes cut off and fed to him one by one. NAACP and liberal media said it wasn't a national group like the tea party so not really newsworthy.
    Here's Common Cause trying to call the shots about Thomas recusing himself. I guess they are newsworthy in certain liberal causes.


    44 - House Democrats say Justice Thomas should recuse himself in health-care case
    This is not the first case where your impartiality was in question. As Common Cause points out, you "participated in secretive political strategy sessions, perhaps while the case was pending, with corporate leaders whose political aims were advanced by the [5-4] decision" on the Citizens United case. Your spouse also received an undisclosed salary paid for by undisclosed donors as CEO of Liberty Central, a 501(c)(4) organization that stood to benefit from the decision and played an active role in the 2010 elections.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, they want him to recuse himself because there is an appearance of a conflict of interest. Lobbyists are payed to get results. If the health care bill is overturned, that would be a mighty big result. Whether there is a real conflict neither you or I know, but there is certainly an appearance of one.
    But that's the question. Is there an actual conflict of interest OR are the Dems just claiming there's one. We know Kagan has a conflict because she argued for health care reform while working in the Obama admin.

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