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Hillary Wants Supreme Court Nominee to Overturn Citizens United

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By    |   Friday, 15 May 2015 10:22 AM

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said that, as president, she would only put forward a Supreme Court nominee who would seek to overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision, The Washington Post reported.

Clinton outlined her position at an event in New York with top fundraisers on Thursday.

"She got major applause when she said would not name anybody to the Supreme Court unless she has assurances that they would overturn" the decision, one attendee told the Post.

Citizens United opened the door to unlimited donations from corporations and unions.

Clinton has said that one of her four campaign priorities is campaign finance reform.

Her position on Citizens United is similar to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who challenging her for the Democratic Party nomination.

"If elected president, I will have a litmus test in terms of my nominee to be a Supreme Court justice," Sanders said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

"And that nominee will say that we are all going to overturn this disastrous Supreme Court decision on Citizens United because that decision is undermining American democracy. I do not believe that billionaires should be able to buy politicians."

Clinton also reiterated her support for a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United, the Post said.

"She said she is going to do everything she can," the attendee said. "She was very firm about this that this Supreme Court decision is just a disaster."

Clinton could find it difficult to remain credible on her campaign finance pledges, however, given she has not distanced herself from several super PACs that are backing her or the cast of wealthy donors who are supporting her campaign, the Post said.

Indeed, Clinton made the comments at a 200-strong gathering of top donors, each of whom had raised at least $27,000 for her bid.

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