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In Defense of State Enforcement: A Positive Perspective on State and Federal Cooperation

BY | August 24, 2020

Antitrust enforcers do not always see eye to eye. The recent cases of Qualcomm and Sprint/T-Mobile provide two recent examples. Despite the rare fractures that separate enforcers, the two-tiered enforcement…

Antitrust enforcers do not always see eye to eye. The recent cases of Qualcomm and Sprint/T-Mobile provide two recent examples. Despite the rare fractures that separate enforcers, the two-tiered enforcement infrastructure has significant benefits that outweigh any inefficiencies. State and federal enforcers have been able to expel many of the inefficiencies in our overlapping enforcement regime through cooperation. Cooperation, however, does not happen merely by accident. The spillover effects be

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