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    Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Case?

    Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Case?

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Should Sit Out On Health Care Case, Democrats Say - ABC News


    Seventy-Four Democrats Say Justice Thomas Should Recuse Himself Because of Wife's Lobbying


    Seventy-four House Democrats, led by New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, sent a letter to Justice Clarence Thomas Wednesday calling on him to sit out deliberations on the Affordable Care Act because of his wife's ties to a lobbying group that opposes the health care law.

    "The appearance of a conflict of interest merits recusal under federal law," the letter said. "From what we have already seen, the line between your impartiality and you and your wife's financial stake in the overturn of healthcare reform is blurred."


    By any means necessary...... other than by the rule of law I guess.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    It's stupid to suggest that Thomas recuse himself from ruling on Obamacare.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's stupid to suggest that Thomas recuse himself from ruling on Obamacare.
    It isn't stupid. Justice Thomas can find himself bordering conflict of interests, so it a reasonable question. I personally don't think he should, but it still isn't a stupid question.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    It isn't stupid. Justice Thomas can find himself bordering conflict of interests, so it a reasonable question. I personally don't think he should, but it still isn't a stupid question.
    The Dems are scared ****less of the final decision, so they're trying to rig the court. It's stupid. It's why they lost in November and why they'll lose even more seats in 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Dems are scared ****less of the final decision, so they're trying to rig the court. It's stupid. It's why they lost in November and why they'll lose even more seats in 2012.
    None of this changes the fact that Justice Thomas does find himself bordering conflict of interest though. Personally, I think that if either Justice Kagan or Thomas were to recuse themselves than the other should as well. Both are in gray areas about the bill.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    It isn't stupid. Justice Thomas can find himself bordering conflict of interests, so it a reasonable question. I personally don't think he should, but it still isn't a stupid question.
    Gee I don't know .. should GE remove it's self from receiving any government funding …...President Obama's decision to tap General Electric Co. Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt to lead an initiative on jobs and U.S. competitiveness

    Wouldn't that be a conflict of interest as well?

    Why not just get bold and call this for what it is, a political move to remove someone from judging the health care bill that those 74 democrats believe will vote against the health care bill … it's really that simple

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Gee I don't know .. should GE remove it's self from receiving any government funding …...President Obama's decision to tap General Electric Co. Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt to lead an initiative on jobs and U.S. competitiveness

    Wouldn't that be a conflict of interest as well?

    Why not just get bold and call this for what it is, a political move to remove someone from judging the health care bill that those 74 democrats believe will vote against the health care bill … it's really that simple
    And you know what? Five days before this story was written Senator Hatch said he thinks Justice Kagan should recuse herself as well. Is it political? Of course it is, both sides want a justice gone to help their side. But again none of this changes the fact that both Justices find themselves bordering conflict of interest for this case.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    By any means necessary...... other than by the rule of law I guess.
    Do you just make this **** up? Nothing illegal done here. Nothing suggesting anything illegal. Nothing inappropriate with suggesting some one recuse themselves. In fact, this is a whole lotta nothing except information. Conspiracy theory nonsense is stupid.
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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
    Do you just make this **** up? Nothing illegal done here. Nothing suggesting anything illegal. Nothing inappropriate with suggesting some one recuse themselves. In fact, this is a whole lotta nothing except information. Conspiracy theory nonsense is stupid.


    What are you talking about?



    Wiener and 74 democrats want to stack the SCOTUS deck by asking thomas to recuse himself. I think they are wrong for doing so. What's your problem?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Thomas wouldn't know a conflict of interest if it stared him in the face...he'll just wait to see what Scalia will do and then will cast his vote accordingly.
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