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High Court Denies Argument Time to Group Calling for Kagan’s Recusal in Health-Care Case

Posted Jan 23, 2012 1:10 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a motion for oral argument time by a political advocacy group that argued Justice Elena Kagan should be disqualified from the constitutional challenge to the Obama administration’s health care law.

Freedom Watch had claimed Kagan should recuse herself or be disqualified because of her prior role as solicitor general, report SCOTUSblog, CNN, the Hill and Politico.

According to SCOTUSblog, Kagan did not participate in the order denying the motion by Freedom Watch, but she has not disqualified herself from participating in the health-care decision. The Hill notes that Kagan has participated in other procedural decisions related to the case.

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