GOP Representative Sends Letter To DOJ Requesting Kagan Information


Some lawmakers want more information regarding Justice Kagan and the healthcare law.A House Republican recently called on the Justice Department to turn over all documentation related to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s role in the defense of the healthcare overhaul while acting as the solicitor general.

Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) — who chairs the House Judiciary Committee — wrote to United States Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that any documents that might reveal Kagan’s role in the defense of the Affordable Care Act be turned over by July 29, according to The Washington Times.

According to Smith’s letter, which The Hill posted, during her Senate confirmation hearing Kagan answered “no” when asked about whether her opinion or views on issues relating to the healthcare law had been solicited while working for the President Barack Obama Administration.

“In recent weeks, questions have been raised about whether Justice Kagan’s prior work on what became the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) while serving as solicitor general should disqualify her from hearing challenges to its (Constitutionality),” the letter read.

Obama named Kagan to the high court in May of last year.

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