Hillary Clinton: Justices Protect Billionaires

Posted by admin on Friday, May 6, 2016

Hillary Clinton Money Quote saying in a Wisconsin Presidential Campaign speech that supreme court justice appointments aren’t about protecting the wealthy. Hillary Clinton said:
 
I will appoint justices … who will protect a woman’s right to choose, rather than billionaires’ right to buy elections Quote
 

“I will appoint justices … who will protect a woman’s right to choose, rather than billionaires’ right to buy elections” — Hillary Clinton

 

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In this quote, Hillary Clinton appears to be contrasting the priorities of appointing Supreme Court justices who will uphold abortion rights versus those who might enable further legalized influence of wealthy donors on elections. She frames the choice as being between protecting “a woman’s right to choose” in reference to abortion access, versus protecting “billionaires’ right to buy elections” through judicial rulings.

Clinton seems to be implying that some recent court decisions have favored the interests of wealthy political donors over reproductive rights. Her statement conveys a view that when appointing justices, she would choose nominees committed to abortion rights rather than those whose interpretations could give wealthy political donors even more ability to financially influence the political process through unlimited spending.

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