Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Evidence Once Again over Obama Administration Cover-Ups ... this time over Kagan

As time slips by, it seems as though not a single bill or action that Obama has taken or supported has occurred without some hidden crony capitalist deals or the involvement of some other shady factor. Most federal contracts his administration has given, a straight line can be formed to a fundraiser, donator, or other personal involvement which was true cause for the company to receive the bid.

Despite all these news it has come as a shock to discover that Elana Kagan, Supreme Court Justice appointed by Obama, had possibly helped ensure Obamacare would meet constitutional requirements.

Here's an excerpt of the story from the Daily Caller.

Newly released emails have renewed calls for inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s involvement in defending the Obama administration’s health care reforms while she was solicitor general.

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions issued a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday requesting answers to Kagan’s involvement after emails revealed Kagan enthusiastically supporting President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as possibly orchestrating legal defenses for the act.

The emails, obtained by Judicial Watch and originally reported by, show Kagan and other administration officials setting up meetings to discuss how to counter legal challenges to the health care law.

In a March 21, 2010 email exchange with Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe, who also served in the Justice Department at the time, Kagan expressed enthusiasm — so much so that it apparently required two exclamation points — at the news of the law’s impending passage through Congress.

“I hear they have the votes, Larry!! Simply amazing,” Kagan wrote to Tribe in one of the emails.

At issue is whether Kagan, if she did work on the Obama administration’s legal defense strategy for the law, should recuse herself from the upcoming Supreme Court case to determine its constitutionality.
According to 28 USC 455, Supreme Court justices must recuse themselves from “any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” The law also says justices must recuse themselves if they have “expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy” while serving in government employment.

During her confirmation process in July, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee asked Kagan if she had offered or been asked her opinion on the health care law or its underlying constitutionality.
She answered, “No."
When will conservatives learn that liberals can never be trusted in saying the truth?
But the same day as her emails with Tribe, Kagan had an email exchange with her deputy, Neal Katyal. This email chain, titled “Health care litigation meeting,” regarded a meeting the next day with a group of Justice Department lawyers to plan for expected litigation challenging the law.

Katyal forwarded the email chain to Kagan, writing: “This is the first I’ve heard of this. I think you should go, no? I will, regardless, but feel like this is litigation of singular importance.”

“What’s your phone number?” Kagan replied.
She was obviously afraid to respond via email in case would ever be used as a future reference against her. In the above article, additional emails are also quoted, all pointing to Kagan's support and active role during the health-care debate which took place prior to her judicial appointment. These emails have resulted in increased pressure for Kagan to recuse herself due to prior involvement and outright support for Obamacare.

This despicable cover-up, in originally denying involvement and not releasing emails, gives us yet one more vital reason why we can't afford a second Obama term. This is because whoever will win the 2012 elections will probably end up appointing 2-3 Supreme Court Justices and we can't afford more of the same. I, like many, sure had enough of Obama's sliminess and shameless behavior. Such outrage shall not remain unaccounted for. November 6th, 2012 is reckoning day. Americans! Make sure to vote against the most unscrupulous president ever!

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