Senate Confirms Conservative Big Oil Defender to Lifetime Judgeship

HeadlineMay 22, 2019

The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Daniel Collins to a lifetime seat on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday. Collins has defended Big Oil companies like Shell and Occidental Petroleum against communities impacted by fossil fuel extraction and the effects of climate change. He has also refused to say whether the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling was correctly decided, and has filed briefs supporting the restriction of access to contraceptives through health insurance.

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