A left-wing activist judge being forced to recuse herself from almost half of the cases in front of the Supreme Court so far can mean nothing but good news for America:

Elena Kagan begins hearing cases as the Supreme Court’s 112th justice Monday morning. But anyone who wants to see her in action needs to be sharp.

Kagan will hear the first case argued before the court, then slip quietly through the burgundy velvet curtains behind the bench. She’ll be out of the action in all three cases : Tuesday. Her chair will be empty when the court returns next Tuesday and she’ll put in a half-day the next day.

Kagan’s old job as solicitor general – the “10th justice” – is initially making it hard to do her new job as the ninth justice.

Kagan, 50, has recused herself from 25 of the 51 cases the court has accepted so far this term, all as a result of her 14-month tenure as solicitor general, the government’s chief legal representative in the Supreme Court and the nation’s lower appellate courts.

Kagan plans to use her extra free time to play the title role in “The Nathan Lane Story” on Broadway.

Anything that keeps her off the bench is fine with me.

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5 Responses to “Good News: Elena Kagan Being Forced to Recuse Herself From a Boatload of Cases”

  1. Deuce on October 4th, 2010 5:26 pm

    Why is this good news? There will be no one to break the tie.

    Another thing I am not saying she won't be but how can you say she is a left wing activist judge and she hasn't even ruled on a single case yet. This is the first time she will even be a judge.

    I hope you are this enthusiastic if Justice Thomas steps down when the cases his wife are associated with come before the court. But no worries I doubt he has that much integrity to recuse himself for reasons of possible bias or hints of impropriety.

    BTW Kagan is choosing to recuse herself she is not being forced to.

  2. Doug on October 4th, 2010 5:35 pm

    There will be no one to break the tie.

    If Kagan's the one unavailable to break a tie, good.

    how can you say she is a left wing activist judge and she hasn't even ruled on a single case yet.

    Because Barack Obama nominated her.

    Was that a serious question?

  3. SignPainterGuy on October 4th, 2010 7:07 pm

    I`m with you 100%, Doug ! ANYTHING that prevents ANY Obozo nominee / appointee from paticipating is GOOD FOR AMRICA !!!

    As a matter of fact, or at least IMHO, the only proper appointee he`s placed so far is the comically named Carp Czar ! He is from the Dept of Int / Fish and Wildlife or something of the sort, AND the asian carp pose a very serious problem !!! One out of how many czars and appointees ?

  4. SignPainterGuy on October 4th, 2010 8:54 pm

    S/B – AMERICA …….. I`ve had a headache all day !!! Phew !!

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