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AAI, other advocacy groups critique DOJ consent decree plans

The Justice Department’s plan to review consent decrees is being praised across the spectrum, but there remains disagreement over how the agency should design its subsequent remedies.

Since taking office last fall, Assistant Attorney General for antitrust Makan Delrahim has said they will focus on structural rather than behavioral remedies. Progressives fear that some of the decrees won’t go far enough and conservatives fear the opposite.

At an April 26 roundtable, Delrahim said that when a proposed merger poses a risk to competition “the role of...

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