Act against data-driven bias, advocacy groups tell FTC

A coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission to hold companies accountable as online harms against people of color and women proliferate.

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What’s up with that West Virginia v. EPA opinion?

What was going on in the Supreme Court’s opinion in West Virginia v. EPA? Everyone has a sense the new “major questions doctrine” will create problems for the antitrust agencies. But what kinds of problems exactly?

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Non-compete rulemaking faces legal hurdles but could help Biden politically

The Federal Trade Commission’s rulemaking on non-compete agreements faces legal obstacles but could reap political and public policy benefits even if it’s struck down in court.

ESG practices draw congressional scrutiny

Political tensions over the intersection of antitrust law and Environmental, Social and Governance policies may signal trouble for the Federal Trade Commission. Lawmakers are already intensifying...

A look at options for taming Ticketmaster’s monopoly

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have a lot on their consumer protection and antitrust to-do lists after a Senate hearing on abuses in the ticket industry.

Privacy Corner: Qureshi seeks to hold tech giants accountable

College student Zamaan Qureshi wants to serve as the voice of a younger generation calling for safer social media platforms.

Petition pushes for online ad changes

A petition filed this month by a Brooklyn Law School professor asks the Federal Trade Commission to set the rules of the road for online ads.

Neil Averitt commentary: Chess cheating, defamation and the Twombly pleading standard

It’s an unusual legal story that involves international chess tournaments, the Twombly standard for pleading collusion, Arthur Schopenhauer, and radio-controlled vibrating sex devices — all at the...

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Buck makes the conservative case for antitrust reform

The adage “everything has been said but not everyone has said it,” is an appropriate description of many aspects of modern political discourse.