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House Dem Says DOJ Antitrust 'Prioritizing Side Projects'

Law360 (May 23, 2019, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The head of the House of Representative's antitrust subcommittee has excoriated the chief of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division for the DOJ's recently stepped-up amicus program, accusing it of aiding monopolists through court interventions rather than fighting them by bringing enforcement cases.

House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., in a letter Wednesday took aim at the division's amicus program, in which the DOJ has intervened with filings in court cases and offered some measure of backing for companies accused of anti-competitive practices. Cicilline went so far as to threaten the DOJ's budget over the issue.

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