DOJ Official Lauds Justices' Antitrust Consensus

Law360, New York (March 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's justices are not only hearing more antitrust lawsuits of late, they are also reaching an extraordinary degree of consensus in their decisions, according to Department of Justice antitrust official Thomas O. Barnett.

Barnett, assistant attorney general for the DOJ's Antitrust Division, said Friday that the court had addressed fewer than one competition case per term from 1991 to 2003, but that it had heard 10 competition cases over the last three terms.

“This renewed interest is a positive development,” Barnett said in...
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