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Levin College of Law

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Establishment of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

Gregory J. Werden, U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division has a fascinating paper on the Establishment of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

ABSTRACT: Official sources state that the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice was created by Attorney General Homer S. Cummings in 1933, but no corroboration is provided. This note carefully examines the events of 1933 as well prior history, and it discovers that the Antitrust Division actually was established by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer in 1919.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2018/11/establishment-of-the-antitrust-division-of-the-us-department-of-justice.html

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