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US Supreme Court and antitrust: An overview of the leading cases and opinions

During its October Term of 2012 —a period running from October 2012 to June 2013—the Supreme Court decided four important cases for United States antitrust law [1]. Since then, the Court has decided only one major case involving federal antitrust. This is a familiar pattern: The relative glut of antitrust cases in the 2012 term ended a three-year hiatus from the antitrust field for the Court, whose antitrust docket has routinely vacillated between alternating periods of feast and famine over the past few decades. This may strike some as odd, given the Court’s special responsibilities in the field of antitrust law. Because the signature U.S. law—the Sherman Act—broadly condemns all “restraint of trade” and lacks almost any implementing detail, the Supreme Court exercises a broad,

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Kevin Russell, Eric Citron, US Supreme Court and antitrust: An overview of the leading cases and opinions, 22 June 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin US Supreme Court, Art. N° 48206

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