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Looking More Closely at the Platypus of Formal Rulemaking

Legal scholar argues that the oft-criticized formal rulemaking process has virtues in proper settings.

A Good Effort, with One Glaring Flaw

Regulatory reform bill’s requirement of oral evidentiary hearings for rulemakings may prove to be ineffective.

Under Trump, AT&T-Time Warner Merger Hangs in the Balance

Despite optimism about the future for the $85.4 billion deal, a new report claims Trump remains opposed to the merger.

Congress Take Aim at Gag Clauses in Form Contracts

Bill would crack down on clauses that ban consumers from writing negative online reviews.

$85 Billion AT&T Deal Takes Center Stage as Election Nears

Recently proposed mega-merger falls in the crosshairs of presidential race.

The FTC Will Not Leave Companies to Their Own Devices

The FTC recently issued regulatory recommendations for the growing platform of devices in the Internet of Things.

Navigating the Terrain of Antitrust Oversight and State Regulation

FTC guidance on “active supervision” of state regulatory boards fuels concerns about intrusions on state sovereignty.

FCC Takes Aim at Robocalls

Agency announces release of consumer data in latest effort to combat auto-dialed telemarketing calls.

Is There Hope for Expertise in Antitrust Law?

Sitting FTC Commissioner speaks at Penn Law on the limits of judicial and agency expertise.

When a State Agency is Not a State Actor

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide when a state agency is immune from federal antitrust law.

Is Privacy an Antitrust Concern?

Politicians and activists urge synthesis, but the FTC remains skeptical.

The Costs and Benefits of Data Brokers

Data brokers’ use of big data leads to questions about how best to protect consumers.