Takeaways from the DOJ’s Merger Defeat

Politico cited Associate Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation Jessica Melugin on the AT&T and Time Warner merger.

The Justice Department’s headline-grabbing fight against the $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner is officially dead. And an appeals court’s decision to uphold the ruling that approved the deal is drawing praise from the limited government set. Free State Foundation President Randolph May called the ruling “a victory for letting the free market work absent a compelling case for the government dictating market outcomes.” Jessica Melugin of the Competitive Enterprise Institute said the decision “sends a signal to Washington regulators to exercise restraint.”

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