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What About Green Stamps? A Comment on the FTC’s Section 5 Authority

BY | November 23, 2015

Harry First, Sep 16, 2013 Commissioner Joshua Wright has started his tenure as Commissioner by stepping into the long-running debate over the scope of the Commission’s authority. Section 5 of…

Harry First, Sep 16, 2013

Commissioner Joshua Wright has started his tenure as Commissioner by stepping into the long-running debate over the scope of the Commission’s authority. Section 5 of the FTC Act gives the Commission the power to prevent “unfair methods of competition in commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices.” The FTC and the courts have been arguing over the scope of that power since the Act’s passage in 1914, but the argument has attained new vital

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