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Politics and Partisanship in U.S. Federal Antitrust Enforcement

William E. Kovacic, 79(2) Antitrust Law Journal 687, 2014

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U.S. antitrust law provides an informative context in which to examine what guides the behavior of regulatory agencies. Congress cast the federal antitrust statutes in broad terms and gave the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission much latitude to decide what conduct to proscribe and how to remedy infringements. The interest in predicting how the DOJ and the FTC will use their authority reflects the formidable capacity of federal antitrust enforcement to affect individual firms and entire industries.

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