The Connecticut Legislature, following other US States, changes the operation of the Boards working under the State’s department of public health

Slower Crony Capitalism: The Immediate Aftermath of NC Board* When the FTC prevailed in narrowing the state action exemption in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners in February 2015, the hope of many commentators was that the result might be a reduction in excessive or unnecessary local regulation. While that still might be the ultimate result, the immediate reaction of some state legislatures has been to add a layer of bureaucratic oversight to ensure “active supervision.” So the case, so far, has expanded application of the federal antitrust laws, triggered more lawsuits and resulted in more, not less, state oversight of economic activity. The state action exemption is easy to summarize but difficult to apply: bona fide state regulation of the economy, even if anticompetitive,

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Steven J. Cernak, The Connecticut Legislature, following other US States, changes the operation of the Boards working under the State’s department of public health, 30 June 2015, e-Competitions June 2015, Art. N° 75449

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