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.

Neill Averitt

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 same time. But this is such a story.

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Hillary Clinton talks up antitrust amid vitriolic presidential campaign

In a presidential campaign full of name-calling, acrimony, and turmoil, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton prompted some head-scratching when, in a major speech just five weeks...

McSweeny positions herself for top agency spot

Terrell McSweeny isn’t on any ballots next month, but her campaign to persuade Hillary Clinton to name her chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission has begun. It started with last week’s speech...

Ramirez provokes fiery debate over effectiveness of merger remedies

The debate over the effectiveness of merger remedies recently got hotter when Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez stoutly defended the government’s record in securing good results and...

FCC’s revised proposal to protect consumer privacy eases tensions with FTC

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s recently revised proposal to give consumers more say-so over how their information is used by Internet service providers may have helped...

Lawmakers may beef up student privacy protections

Congress may be gridlocked on broad data breach-privacy legislation, but there is a possibility that lawmakers could tackle the narrower topic of going further to protect children’s privacy.

Greenspan used antitrust essay to improve his romantic life

Alan Greenspan’s libertarian views on competition policy — including his advocacy of the repeal of most antitrust laws — never gained much traction. But they did help him woo his future wife.