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US: Antitrust queries expected at Gorsuch SC hearing

 |  March 19, 2017

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s views on antitrust are likely to come up at his Senate confirmation hearing, providing clues on how the circuit judge may rule on antitrust cases if he is confirmed.

Gorsuch’s significant antitrust paper trail gives a rare chance for competition issues to take center stage during a Supreme Court confirmation proceeding. It’s also a topic of interest to him. Gorsuch has recently taught antitrust law at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, has said she plans to question Gorsuch about recent Supreme Court decisions that “have raised barriers to the pursuit of antitrust cases.”

Gorsuch, a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has handled antitrust cases while working in private practice and authored opinions on issues such as exclusive dealing.

The hearing is expected to cover a wide variety of topics. Senators on the committee have also said they will focus their questions on Gorsuch’s controversial rulings on workers rights and access to contraception.

Full Content: The Hill

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