Last year, the Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission refused to bring an antritrust investigation against Intel even though regulatory agencies in other countries found that Intel violated their antitrust laws. There are a number of interesting administrative law issues here.
Here’s a chance to earn some participation credit towards your grade. Copy and paste any passages from the article that address issues we’ve discussed in class, then post your analysis. Please choose one salient issue. You may address the same issue as previous posters if you would like to supplement or disagree with that person’s analysis.
UPDATE: Thanks to Jennifer Wong for alerting us in Comment 7 to the FTC’s change of heart. New FTC Chairman William Kovacic authorized a formal investigation in June 2008. Nevertheless, it will probably take the FTC some time to determine whether to bring formal charges.