House Panel Picks Amazon Critic As Antitrust Counsel

By Christopher Cole (March 5, 2019, 4:34 PM EST) -- House Judiciary Committee Democrats have plucked a legal academic, who has spent much of her career opposing what she views as increasing concentration of U.S. economic power in platform-dominant companies like Amazon, as counsel for the committee's antitrust panel.

Lina Khan, who joins the committee from Columbia Law School where she was an academic fellow, said Monday that she has joined the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law. She will work on a host of committee priorities related to fair competition and business regulation.

"It's a critical moment for antitrust hearings, investigations, and oversight," Khan posted on Twitter on...

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