Rut roh, Judge should have disqualified himself

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by Chris, Dec 13, 2010.

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    Oh snap, this is making the rounds on the wire services. Federal judge Henry E. Hudson's ownership of a stake worth between $15,000 and $50,000 in a GOP political consulting firm called Campaign Solutions, a firm that worked against health care reform -- the very law against which he ruled today also... Federal judges are required by statute to disqualify themselves from hearing a case whenever their impartiality might reasonably be questioned. It's a hyper-protective rule and for good reason. At the very least, his continued financial interest in Campaign Solutions undermines the perceived legitimacy of his decision. Hmmm... What is done in the dark shall come to the light.
     
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    The firm looks to be a consulting firm that has worked on 100's of projects.
    I don't see this as serious, in fact it is quite possible the Judge didn't know he had investments in this company.
     
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    I see. Cant win on the arguments so you need to attack the judge.

    Sad, but not surprising. You could avoid this, however, if you just passed constitutional bills.
     
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    There's no law stating anything about having to recuse yourself for conflict of interests..it's just the ethical thing to do..

    And we all know what conservatives think about ethics.
     
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    Just ask Sarah :eusa_whistle:
     
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    If there's anything to it, it will be one of many issues on appeal I'm sure. The 4th Circuit is going to have some fun with this one before they punt it up the line. Let 'em earn their money the old-fashioned way. :D
     
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    It reminds me of the Republican who was behind the immigration law in Arizona.

    He builds private prisons, so any increase in arrests makes money for him.
     
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    sounds to me you just dont like arguing on the merits or lack the ability
     
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    oh, snap, he's made all the appropriate disclosures and is a passive investor in the firm. you also forgot the part where his old law firm has represented the VA AG in the past. have another almond, huffpo boi

    cheer up
     

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