More Emails Show Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan Lied During Confirmation Process


CNS News has more information on some of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s emails from when she served in the White House. I don’t know how one doesn’t conclude that she lied during her confirmation process, but I’m sure the left will find a way to spin it.

Internal Justice Department email communications made just days before the House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act show that then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan was brought into the loop as DOJ began preparing to respond to an anticipated legal complaint that Mark Levin and the Landmark Legal Foundation were planning to file against the act if the House used a procedural rule to “deem” the bill passed even if members never directly voted on it.

In another internal DOJ email communication that same week, Kagan alerted the chief of DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel to the constitutional argument that a former U.S. Appeals Court judge was making against the use of this rule.

Then, during Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation process four months later, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee asked her in writing if she had “ever been asked about your opinion” or “offered any view or comments” on the “the underlying legal or constitutional issues related to any proposed health care legislation, including but not limited to Pub. L. No. 111-148 [PPACA], or the underlying legal or constitutional issues related to potential litigation resulting from such legislation?”

Kagan answered both questions: “No.” (Read More)

Smitty notes that Kagan’s about as ethically challenged as Eric Holder, and Phineas believes this is grounds for impeachment. She certainly should recuse herself from any proceedings involving Obamacare.