Hillary Clinton Says Citizens United Would Guide Supreme Court Picks

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from The New York Times,

Most presidential candidates go out of their way to avoid appearances of having a litmus test for Supreme Court appointees. So it was unusual when Mrs. Clinton on Monday said publicly that she did have such a metric: overturning the Citizens United decision of 2010.

“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,” Mrs. Clinton said while on Day 1 of a two-day swing through Iowa.

The remark was praised by liberals and denounced by conservatives, who said it was at odds with the “super PAC” supporting her, made possible by the Citizens United decision.

Either way, it was a clear message from Mrs. Clinton, who so far, has laid out campaign planks but no overarching message.

But she is still steering clear of reporters’ questions, even from local journalists in the early states, whom most candidates engage while campaigning.

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