Yesterday the SCOTUS decided it would decide on the fate of ObamaCare. Since then the calls for Justice Elena Kagen to recuse herself have stepped up a few notches. It is believed that Kagan helped craft the legal defense to the law thus making her judgement on it far from unbiased. Now, courtesy of CNS News, an e-mail exchange between Kagan and Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe who was then serving in the Justice Department shows that she was simply amazed about its passage (emphasis mine):
On Sunday, March 21, 2010, the day the House of Representatives passed President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan and famed Supreme Court litigator and Harvard Law Prof. Laurence Tribe, who was then serving in the Justice Department, had an email exchange in which they discussed the pending health-care vote, according to documents the Department of Justice released late Wednesday to the Media Research Center, CNSNews.com’s parent organization, and to Judicial Watch.
“I hear they have the votes, Larry!! Simply amazing,” Kagan said to Tribe in one of the emails.
Click here to view the e-mail.