TV Newscast on ‘High Stakes for High Court’ Quotes AFJAC’s Aron

With Election Day less than two weeks off, news media are continuing to use analysis from the Alliance for Justice Action Campaign to educate voters about the candidates and the Supreme Court. In the latest instance, AFJAC was quoted in a Hearst TV report, “High Stakes for High Court.”

Regarding Hillary Clinton, AFJAC President Nan Aron said on camera for the Hearst report, “Her belief about the court stems from an idea that the Constitution protects all of us, not just people who are wealthy and powerful.” The report juxtaposed images of Donald Trump saying he would want to appoint justices in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and of Clinton declaring, “I want a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose.”

Given that one vacancy remains on the high court, Hearst’s Sally Kidd concluded her report by saying, “Remember, one vote made the difference for the Affordable Care Act, … campaign finance, voting rights, and same-sex marriage cases.”