[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/07/art.moveon.print.jpg caption="MoveOn's latest ad targeting the Supreme Court is set to appear next week in the Washington Post."]Washington (CNN) – The liberal advocacy organization, MoveOn.org, is targeting the Supreme Court in a new newspaper ad, just as the White House prepares itself for a nomination process sure to bring increased attention to the usually reserved body.
The ad is set to run in The Washington Post next week and questions whether the Court is "corporate America's newest subsidiary."
The upper half of the ad features a court robe emblazoned with the logos of major corporations Aetna, Bank of America, Exxon, Enron, Goldman Sachs, Wellpoint, General Electric, Citi and BP.
In the text portion of the ad, MoveOn hammers the court over a campaign finance ruling earlier this year that overturned a longstanding ban on corporations and unions using their treasury funds to run presidential and congressional election ads.
Democrats have painted the decision as a win for traditionally Republican-leaning corporate interests.
MoveOn also lists its own qualification for John Paul Stevens' replacement on the Court, saying they prefer a candidate similar to the retiring justice.
"Justice Stevens was a staunch advocate for the rights of ordinary Americans, and his replacement must be too," MoveOn says in the ad that singles out the "radical right majority" on the Court. "Americans need a Justice who will dispense justice to Americans, not protect corporate profits at our expense."