The comment, included in Roberts' year-end report, comes after lawmakers demanded that two Justices recuse themselves from the high court's review of President Obama's health care law aimed at extending coverage to more than 30 million people. Republicans want Justice Elena Kagan off the case because of her work in the Obama administration as solicitor general, whereas Democrats say Justice Clarence Thomas should back away because of his wife's work with groups that opposed changes to the law. Republican lawmakers say it's not fair that Kagan will rule on the case after serving as Obama's top Supreme Court lawyer until nominated to the high court. They say the Justice Department has not fully revealed her involvement in planning Obama's response to challenges to the law. Meanwhile, 74 Democrats told Thomas in a letter last February that because of his wife's work "the line between your impartiality and you and your wife's financial stake in the overturn of health care reform is blurred." Chief Justice Roberts Defends Court's Impartiality As Health Law Case Looms | Fox News Look at what is so hilarious about this. The difference between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats don't want Thomas involvement because he has a "financial" stake in overturning the law. Republicans are fine with that. Republicans don't want Kagan involved because she once worked for Obama. Republicans call that "guilty because they know each other". Democrats don't see a problem with people knowing each other, where Republicans see "conspiracies" in a casual glance caught on tape. Reminded me of Scalia going on vacation with Cheney two weeks before he ruled on whether Cheney's illegal "secret" meetings with the oil companies to determine America's energy policy were in fact "illegal". According to the law they were. According to Scalia, with Cheney, that made a difference. Scalia was incensed anyone dared to question his integrity, which, of course, has always been in question. This Supreme Court is going to be known as one of the most radical in US history. Because of their rulings, Hugo Chavez can throw unlimited amounts of money into US presidential campaigns. Since he owns Citgo, an oil company, he will throw his money behind Republicans. They will quickly change their tune. Corporations and money rule. Remember, in Mitt's famous words, "Corporations are people, my friend". That means their unlimited money is an expression of their Supreme Court given right of "free speech". Funny, Republicans see corporations as people. People more deserving of rights than gay Americans. The Health Care law has always been constitutional, whatever they rule. The government has the right to tax. If they vote against it, will people suddenly want to stop buying auto insurance. The auto insurance is to protect the citizens, just like the Health Care law. But Health Care companies don't make the same amount of money. They can't "fleece" the American people which Republicans hate.