Lawmakers seek probe of Kagan’s health care work Staff
Posted: Jun 30, 2011 1:27 PM
Lawmakers seek probe of Kagan’s health care work
Forty-nine Republican members of Congress on Thursday asked the HouseJudiciary Committee to “promptly investigate” Supreme CourtJustice Elena Kagan’s role in preparing a legal defense for President Obama’s health care law, saying her prior work in the Obama administration should disqualify her from considering any challenge to the law before the high court.

In a letter to Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr., Michigan Democrat, the GOP lawmakers said that “contradictory to her 2010 confirmation testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee,” recently released Justice Department documents show that Justice Kagan “actively participated with her Obama administration colleagues in formulating a defense” for the new law.