Publius / May 22, 2015

WSJ: ‘Hillary’s Supreme Court Litmus Test’

The Wall Street Journal editorializes on the latest plank of Hillary Clinton’s thin platform: Campaign finance and the Supreme Court: “Perhaps you remember when litmus tests for Supreme Court nominees were frowned upon, even by the most ideological candidates. That was when the litmus-testing came from the right on abortion. Hillary Clinton broke through that barrier on the left this week when she announced that support for restrictions on political speech would be make- or-break for her Supreme Court choices. ‘The Supreme Court made a grave error with Citizens United,’ Mrs. Clinton said of the 2010 case restoring the First Amendment right of businesses and unions to participate in politics. ‘I will do everything I can to appoint Supreme Court Justices who protect the right to vote and do not protect the right of billionaires to buy elections.’ Recall that Citizens United was about the right of a conservative political group to criticize Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy by distributing a 90-minute documentary ‘Hillary: the Movie’ on cable TV during the 2008 presidential primaries. Apparently she wants to ban the sequel.” More…

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