“Supreme Court says no to debate over Elena Kagan health care role”
Elitism at its most pretentious and odious, frankly, because the unspoken acknowledgment here is that SCOTUS Justices are capable of self-determining if they should or should not offer recusal based on conflicts of interest. Their ethical senses being so finely honed and all, and their integrity beyond reproach, now that the Senate has confirmed them (and even if they lied to achieve confirmation).
It would be gauche to point out to Kagan the error of her ways, you see. Either she admits it to herself or she’ll just have to live with the shame of being a political hack who lacks the kind of sparkling integrity her colleagues exhibit.
That we’ll all have to live with her willingness to live with that shame? Well, sucks to be one of the masses, I guess.