In this Chronicle we feature contributions from the offices of State Attorneys General from across the U.S.
It is sometimes forgotten that the U.S. has 53 agencies that enforce the antitrust laws: the DOJ, the FTC, 50 states, and the District of Columbia. States Attorneys General thus form key pieces of the U.S. enforcement jigsaw.
Within this federalist laboratory, there are times when states decide that their citizens require stronger enforcement than that taken by the federal authorities, and vice versa. This process of experiment produces a vibrant dialogue between the states and the national enforcers, ultimately to the benefit of consumers (but at times also resulting in tension).
The contributions in this Chronicle from part of this debate. The issues discussed include healthcare, labor law, state confidentiality rules, and the enforcement of antitrust rules in the age of big tech.
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As always, thank you to our great panel of authors.