Hillary Clinton: Here's what I want in the Supreme Court

Clinton: Supreme Court needs to stand for American people
Clinton: Supreme Court needs to stand for American people

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday described her goals for Supreme Court appointments, highlighting how her potential administration would differ from Donald Trump's.

Clinton said she wanted justices who would defend women's rights, back LGBT rights, support Roe v. Wade and reverse the Citizens United decision and its ability to funnel dark money into elections. Clinton said she wanted a court to "stand on the side of the people" rather than wealthy donors and corporations, though Clinton's own political career has benefited from some rich backers.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the third presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.
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In the final presidential debate in Las Vegas, she also called on the Senate to vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. Obama nominated him in March.

"I would hope the Senate would do its job and confirm the nominee that President Obama has sent them," she said.

Trump said his court would prioritize the right to bear arms and said he would appoint judges who would reverse Roe v. Wade, the decision that protects a woman's right to abortion.