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State Attorneys General and Their Influence on Merger Enforcement

September 12, 2018 – Although the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are the principal merger enforcers in this country, state attorneys general (state AGs) can, and often do, play a major role in merger review as well. State AGs have the authority to challenge mergers and acquisitions under federal antitrust… Read more »

New York Attorney General Subpoenas Every Catholic Diocese in the State

September 6, 2018 – New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has issued subpoenas to every catholic diocese in the state as part of an investigation into how the church reviewed and possibly covered up allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Local district attorneys would potentially prosecute any alleged crimes. The Archdiocese of New York and… Read more »

How State Attorneys General are Driving Tech Policy

August 31, 2018 – State attorneys general (AGs), for better or worse, are increasingly important actors in tech policy. As political scientist Paul Nolette explains in “ Federalism on Trial: State Attorneys General and National Policymaking in Contemporary America,” many AGs, no longer content to police garden variety consumer protection issues, now drive national policy… Read more »

Miller Asks Court to Strengthen Conditions of Bayer-Monsanto Agreement

August 10, 2018 – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and four other attorneys general urged the U.S. Department of Justice and a federal judge to add measures to protect farmers and consumers before the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto can take effect. “Arriving so quickly after the Dow/DuPont and ChemChina/Syngenta mergers, the Bayer/Monsanto… Read more »