Tuesday, March 27, 2012

When will Kagan recuse herself?

Justice Elena Kagan is living a lie. She has conflicts with Obamacare, because she expressed opinions in favor of it and helped defend it. She know she should not be judging it in the Supreme Court.

When will Kagan recuse herself? (No one can do it for her. Our Constitution and laws assume a Supreme Court justice is honest enough to recuse him/herself when necessary.)

CNS News
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan showed up [Monday] to hear the arguments and gave no indication she would recuse herself from judging the cases even though she had cheered enactment of Obamacare as an Obama political appointee and had personally assigned her top deputy in the Obama Justice Department to defend the law in federal court. 
A federal law, 28 USC 455, says a Supreme Court justice must recuse from “any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned” or anytime he has “expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy” while he “served in governmental employment.” 
During her confirmation process in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kagan assured the committee in written responses to its questionnaire that she would follow the “letter and spirit” of 28 U.S.C. 455.

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