Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) slammed the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday as being too right-wing in serving the interests of corporate America.
Warren warned union leaders at the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles of a “corporate capture of the federal courts,” citing an academic study that counted the five conservative-minded Supreme Court justices among the “top 10 most pro-corporate justices in half a century,” according to Politico.
“You follow this pro-corporate trend to its logical conclusion, and sooner or later you’ll end up with a Supreme Court that functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of big business,” she said, as quoted by Politico.
The Massachusetts Democrat also struck a chord with labor by voicing skepticism about upcoming trade deals and criticizing Wall Street for throwing “everything they’ve got” against banking regulation.
“Ah, if we could only clone her,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said after Warren concluded her remarks, as quoted by Politico.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at email@example.com.