Saturday, June 9, 2012

Judge opening door to Obamacare secrets?

A federal judge hearing a case alleging Barack Obama conspired with Planned Parenthood and other special interests in the development of his health-care bill says the plaintiffs may be able to seek evidence of a secret advisory panel handpicked by the president.

Obamacare now is before the U.S. Supreme Court on a challenge to its constitutionality, and a decision is expected within weeks.

The law also is targeted in the district court case.

“In general, summary judgment ‘is proper only after the plaintiff has been given adequate time for discovery,’” wrote U.S. District Judge Richard W. Roberts in his latest order in a case brought by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch Inc.

Klayman noted that Freedom Watch has requested discovery to depose Kimberly Harris, a deputy assistant and deputy counsel to the president in the Office of the White House Counsel.

“The parties therefore will be ordered to show cause why the government’s supplemental memorandum should not be treated as a motion for summary judgment, and Freedom Watch will be permitted to justify its request for discovery,” the judge said.

Klayman has alleged that Obama’s multiple meetings with... Read full story: Judge opening door to Obamacare secrets?

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