Like Judge Bork’s contributions to constitutional law, this consumer welfare framework has proven remarkably flexible and has attracted support across the ideological spectrum.
“Today’s structural settlement resolves both horizontal and vertical competition concerns and ensures that purchasers of aggregate and asphalt concrete in southern West Virginia — and ultimately, taxpayers — will continue to benefit from competition in the supply of these critical products used in road construction and maintenance,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division.  “As a result of the proposed acquisition, CRH would have owned nearly all of the aggregate quarries that supply southern West Virginia.”
The Justice Department today announced that Firdos Sheikh, 58, of Elk Grove, California, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on two counts of forced labor, two counts of alien harboring for financial gain, one count of obstructing a forced labor investigation, and one count of making false statements to federal agents. The announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
The former Director of the Program Management Office in the Secretary of Defense Communications Office (SDC) pleaded guilty today to a criminal conflicts of interest charge for using her federal employment to participate in acts that financially benefited her and her husband’s company. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division made the announcement.
“The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that food manufacturers and distributors comply with laws designed to protect consumers,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice continues to work actively with the FDA to ensure that consumers are protected from potentially unsafe food.”
A federal jury found one physician and two nurses guilty today of health care fraud, and one physician and one nurse guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, all for their roles in a home health fraud scheme.
The Justice Department today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the State of Wisconsin to ensure that Wisconsin voters who temporarily reside overseas receive voting protections to which they are entitled under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). Under this agreement, Wisconsin election officials will ensure that U.S. citizens residing overseas temporarily can receive their ballots electronically and utilize a Federal write-in absentee ballot to vote, if necessary, like other UOCAVA voters.
James Baldinger, 51, of Minnesota, and a transport officer with the Prisoner Transportation Services of America (PTS), appeared in federal court today in Duluth, Minnesota, after a federal grand jury sitting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, indicted him on charges related to his sexual assaults of a female in his custody, and using his firearm in furtherance of those assaults.


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