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Question of the Day
Kagan would weigh recusal case-by-case
Ms. Kagan was responding to a list of questions from SenateJudiciary Committee Republicans about her involvement as solicitor general in defending the health law. The committee is to vote on her nomination Tuesday, and in all likelihood approve it, after the GOP minority delayed the vote for a week to get her answers.
Ms. Kagan, President Obama’s second Supreme Court nominee, was solicitor general while the health law was being passed and as states sued the federal government in March to challenge its constitutionality.
She told Republicans in written responses to 13 questions that she had no involvement in developing the government’s response to the lawsuit and never was asked her views or offered them.
She said she attended at least one meeting where the litigation was briefly mentioned, and that the Justice Department filed a number of documents in the case during her tenure, but that she had no firsthand knowledge of any of the filings.
Ms. Kagan reiterated what she said during her confirmation hearings: She intends to recuse herself in cases where she served as lead counsel or played a substantial role.
Guilty plea entered in Obama loan case
Patrick Roan pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor. The Iowa City man is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 12.
A telephone message left for Mr. Roan’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned. Court records did not indicate what sentence Mr. Roan could receive. A telephone message left for a U.S. attorney spokesman wasn’t immediately returned.
Two others pleaded guilty last month. Trial for one woman is set for Aug. 24. Trial for the remaining five defendants is set for Sept. 7.
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