Antitrust agencies could draw greater scrutiny if GOP takes the House

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice could draw greater scrutiny from Republican lawmakers in the House who would chair panels with jurisdiction over antitrust and consumer protection.

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Waving the ‘rule of law’ banner against Biden’s enforcers

Business libertarians used to make policy arguments, saying the government shouldn’t unduly limit business freedom. Now, in a switch to a more aggressive posture, they often attack the legitimacy and budgets of President Joe Biden’s enforcement agencies.  

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High court to weigh in on timing of lawsuits challenging FTC actions

The Supreme Court will hear arguments next week involving when companies can challenge actions of the Federal Trade Commission, with the agency preparing to face another uphill battle.

Rulemaking proposals get boost from Khan-led majority

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent rulemaking proposals run the gamut of consumer protection issues.

Bureau of Economics directorship undergoes lengthy vacancy

An eight-month-long job vacancy for Bureau of Economics director has followed the abrupt exit of Marta Wosińska on Feb. 16, a day before the Federal Trade Commission was set to vote on a study into...

A scam PAC battle might be brewing

Lying to potential political campaign donors could prompt enforcement action from the Federal Trade Commission. It has happened before.

Blockchain Alliance helps regulators combat crypto crimes

The Federal Trade Commission participates in a public-private consortium whose mission is to teach law enforcement how to make the cryptocurrency space safe.

Neil Averitt commentary: Keeping litigation manageable

Antitrust litigation is notoriously complex and time-consuming. This complexity is starting to interfere with plaintiffs’ and enforcement agencies’ ability to get their work done. However,...

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Totenberg reflects on RBG friendship

When reading Nina Totenberg’s memoir you alternatively want to smile and scream. The long-time legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio uses her friendship with the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a springboard to tell their life stories and recount recent legal...