Bush: Friend Or Foe To Antitrust Enforcement?

Law360, New York (March 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Is the likely rubber-stamping of the merger between AT&T and BellSouth a sign that the Bush administration has abandoned antitrust enforcement? Or is it simply an indication that the White House understands the fundamental changes in the telecom landscape since the AT&T breakup? Experts disagree.

Twenty years after antitrust concerns led to the dismantling of AT&T, the phone company will once again submit to antitrust scrutiny after moving to purchase Bell South for $67 billion.

The merger, which comes just four months after AT&T was acquired...
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