On Capitol Hill, antitrust bills advance as Khan stumbles

Antitrust enforcers have received mixed receptions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.

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Federal-state relations could use more structure, won’t get much

There are getting to be an awful lot of cooks clustered around the antitrust soup kettle. The question is what to do about it.

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Big hurdles await FTC, DOJ in pursuing nascent competition cases

After the Federal Trade Commission was rebuffed in its challenge to a merger involving a nascent competitor a few years ago, critics wondered whether the agency would become gun-shy.  

E-cigarette probe gathering steam

The Federal Trade Commission is gathering data on the marketing practices of e-cigarette makers, adding another component to the government’s efforts to clamp down on a widening public health crisis.

DOJ’s top antitrust litigator resigned during probe of alleged falsehoods under oath

Don Kempf, the Justice Department’s top antitrust litigator who managed the agency’s unsuccessful challenge of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, resigned in August 2018 after he allegedly made false...

Push for access to Facebook’s encrypted messages pits Slaughter against Barr

At least one member of the Federal Trade Commission disagrees with the recent push by Attorney General William Barr to gain access to Facebook’s encrypted communications.

Enforcers juggle interests in privacy cases

While government is sometimes criticized for having a circus-like atmosphere, when it comes to privacy enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission really does engage in a fair amount of juggling.