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State Action

Learn about antitrust doctrines that protect states’ ability to exercise sovereign authority.

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In this lesson, we’ll learn about antitrust doctrines that protect states’ ability to exercise sovereign authority.

I.              State Authority

Policy decisions by state governments often have the direct or indirect effect of lessening competition. But in passing the federal antitrust laws, Congress didn’t intend to interfere with states’ exercises of their own sovereign authority. As a result, the federal courts have...