Supreme Court Afraid to Allow Freedom Watch to Appear at Oral Argument in Obamacare Case
Freedom Watch refuses to back down on request to disqualify Justice Kagan
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Today, Freedom Watch and its founder, Larry Klayman (photo), who also founded Judicial Watch, were once again denied permission to appear at oral argument in the case of Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services
, which will decide on the constitutionality of Obamacare. Freedom Watch had filed an amicus brief seeking the recusal and/or disqualification of Justice Elena Kagan. See www.freedomwatchusa.org
. Klayman sought to appear at oral argument to emphasize the need for the Court to respect the rules of judicial ethics and the law and disqualify Kagan if she does not recuse herself.
Freedom Watch was the only interested party requesting to address the question the integrity of Court and Kagan's disqualification during oral argument. Having been denied an earlier motion to appear for a mere ten minutes, Freedom Watch filed a Motion to Reconsider urging the Court to face the issue in open court. Regrettably, this decision comes as no surprise. Chief Justice Roberts recently commented in the Supreme Court's annual report that its justices do not have to adhere to the rules of judicial ethics that apply to other federal judges, essentially stating that they are above the law. Yet the issue of Justice Kagan's recusal or disqualification is still before Court in the form of Freedom Watch's amicus brief. It is Freedom Watch's hope that the Supreme Court will sober up and realize that the integrity of the Court must be beyond reproach.
Klayman plans on attending oral argument as a spectator, serving as a visual reminder that Freedom Watch expects the Court, on behalf of the American people, to do the right thing and remove Kagan from participating in the decision in the case.
"The integrity of the Court is even more important than the issue of the constitutionality of Obamacare. Without a Court that represents 'We the People,' Americans are left without any recourse to combat the tyranny of the other two branches of government. When the colonies saw that they had no recourse against the British crown, they declared their independence and waged a revolution to change their form of government and their rulers. Let us hope that this does not happen again, given the arrogance of establishment institutions like the Supreme Court which seemingly think they are 'above the law.' However, it is no wonder that Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street and other movements have sprung up and are waging civil disobedience, as the people's grievances are not being heard in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the land," stated Klayman.
The Court will be hearing Oral Arguments on the case March 26th-28th of 2012.
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. The docket number in the Supreme Court is 11-400.