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- Mar 2023
In addition, at least two justices have ties to the oil industry writ large. Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s father was a Shell attorney for nearly three decades and served in leadership positions with the American Petroleum Institute, and Justice Samuel Alito owns stock in ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 (Alito recused himself from the Baltimore case but Barrett did not).
- The supreme court is tilted in favor of the fossil fuel industry through these appointments.
- The battle to keep fossil fuel litigation away from state courts and in federal court is big oil's attempt to leverage their conservative allies