Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
Kagan's involvement. Asked and answered.
July 15, 2010
During the confirmation hearings, Sen. Tom Coburn (R) of Oklahoma asked Kagan if there was any time as solicitor general that she’d been asked to express an opinion on the legal merits of the health-care bill.
“There was not,” she responded.
Would Elena Kagan bow out of a health-care reform case? - CSMonitor.com
July 19 2010
While Kagan says she'll consider recusal matters on a case-by-case basis, she says her limited role in the state of Florida's lawsuit against the health care legislation--attendance at one meeting where the case was "briefly mentioned"--doesn't rise to the level of involvement Kagan says is needed for recusal.
Kagan Says She’ll Hear Health Care Lawsuit « Liveshots
July 19, 2010
She told Republicans in written responses to 13 questions that she had no involvement in developing the government‘s response to the lawsuit and never was asked her views or offered them.
Kagan would weigh health-law recusal case by case - Washington Times
July 24, 2010
Is Hatch getting a little worried?Seven Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee pressed Ms. Kagan to promise that she would recuse herself from any challenges to the new health care law. Ms. Kagan would not bite, responding on Monday that she had nothing to do with the legislation, or a lawsuit challenging it. Nor, she said, had she ever expressed an opinion about either one.
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
Oh gawd, lets see, some are making the case that there is an “appearance” of conflict of interest. And of course it has nothing to do with politics and we should believe that all 74 of those Democrats and only Democrats, as the only ones that see this.
So let me get this perfectly straight, we have a law that was passed by Democrats, and Democrats only, not “ONE” Republican vote. A lower court has ruled that the bill is unconstitutional, and now the bill will be headed for the US Supreme Court. The court right now is seated with 5 conservative judges, and 4 liberal judges. Basically not looking to swell for the liberal team.
Now 74 dems, (no rep's) and I'm just taking a guess here, but they all more then likely voted for this bill, are asking for a conservative judge to recuse himself.
And we actually have some in here saying that ….. naa does sound political to me at all . ….
Maybe we should have 74 Republicans sign a letter asking the President to step down, because he is inept, incompetent, and incapable of leading this country...... but understand, it's not political, it just that is the appearance he gives.
Last edited by The Barbarian; 02-11-11 at 07:11 PM. Reason: -chuckles- better now ?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I've talked to conservative lawyers who say Thomas is an imbecile who shouldn't be deciding any cases.
I find it funny how this thread is mostly about Justice Thomas. I guess people don't care that Justice Kagan, who would probably vote in favor of the bill, is recused or not. Nope, it is all about those big bad Democrats trying to undermine the system by getting a conservative judge off.