Hillary Clinton says 2016 election is ‘a make-or-break moment for Supreme Court appointments’

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

In a Boston Globe op-ed, Hillary Clinton makes a strong case for why the 2016 election will have a profound impact on the future of the U.S. Supreme Court and therefore the nation as a whole. As one of many examples of the important role the court plays in our lives, she cites the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. If the Supreme Courts rules against unions, she writes, “it’ll be harder for working people like teachers, social workers, and first responders to negotiate together for better wages and benefits.”

She goes on to write:

On Election Day, three of the current justices will be over 80 years old, which is past the court’s average retirement age. The next president could easily appoint more than one justice. That makes this a make-or-break moment — for the court and our country.

As president (and a lawyer and former law professor), I’ll appoint justices who will protect the constitutional principles of liberty and equality for all, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or political viewpoint; make sure the scales of justice aren’t tipped away from individuals toward corporations and special interests; and protect citizens’ right to vote, rather than billionaires’ right to buy elections.

Read entire op-ed:

A make-or-break moment for Supreme Court appointments – The Boston Globe

On Election Day, three of the current justices of the Supreme Court will be over 80 years old, which is past the court’s average retirement age. The next president could easily appoint more than one justice. That makes this a make-or-break moment – for the court and our country.