High court turns aside recusal request on health care challenge
By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer
updated 11:09 AM EST, Mon January 23, 2012
Washington (CNN) -- The Supreme Court has turned aside a motion from a political advocacy group that sought to argue Justice Elena Kagan should not participate in the upcoming blockbuster appeals over the constitutionality of health care reform.
The justices without comment on Monday denied the request from Freedom Watch. Kagan herself did not get involved in this particular motion.
The court's brief order all but assures the newest justice will participate in the late March arguments, and eventually rule on the cases' merits. Similar calls for recusal from other groups have been directed at Justice Clarence Thomas.