Sunday, July 27, 2003

Antitrust News: Safe Harbour Granted

Last Wednesday, the Senate confirmed Pamela Jones Harbour to the Federal Trade Commission by voice vote without debate. That alone tells you how seriously the Senate takes the FTC and its work. Commissioner Harbour will serve a seven-year term retroactive to September 2002, meaning she'll remain in office until well past a potential second Bush presidential term. It also means, given Harbour's Democratic connections, that the new commissioner may be in line to become FTC chairman should the left succeed in toppling Bush next year.

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