FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 12-17-12 featuring Aaron Nielson
December 17, 2012Aaron Nielson
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FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast - MP3
Running Time: 00:16:50
On November 26, 2012 the Supreme Court heard oral argument in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health Systems, Inc. The question in this case is whether a local government entity that helped a private actor acquire its only competitor can invoke the “state action doctrine” as a shield against federal antitrust laws. Under the state action doctrine, federal antitrust laws do not apply to public actions taken pursuant to a clearly articulated and affirmatively expressed state policy of displacing competition.
To discuss the case, we have Aaron Nielson, who is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Kirkland and Ellis.
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|Oral Argument Transcript - November 26, 2012 (PDF)|