More justices should recuse

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Re: “Justice should recuse himself,” (Reader Input, April 2). Mr. (Ron) Lowe failed to mention two other Supreme Court justices who should recuse themselves, namely Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan. Ginsburg stated on Jan. 30 in Cairo, “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.” Instead, she preferred the constitution created for South Africa, Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, or the European Convention on Human Rights. Kagan was appointed March 19, 2009 by President Obama, and served as solicitor general, and was a cheerleader for the passage of Obamacare, sending emails in celebration of its passage. Had she remained solicitor general, she would be the one arguing the case before the Supreme Court, rather than Don Verrilli Jr. who replaced her when she assumed her role with the Supreme Court on Aug. 7, 2010. During the hearings, Verrilli had a difficult time formulating his defense and Kagan told him how he should approach it. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor was ignorant of the fact that current law already provides that no person, whether American or not, is ever turned away from an emergency room for lack of health insurance. Jurors are expected to put aside any biases when they report for duty and the justices of the Supreme Court are certainly held to those same high standards. President Obama states the justices aren’t elected and shouldn’t overturn laws put in place by Congress. Is he trying to influence them through a reminder that they are there by his grace? “Smacks of conflict of interest.” Teresa Powell, Auburn