Trump’s antitrust effect on the courts

02 March 2017

President Donald Trump’s greatest influence on private antitrust enforcement is likely to stem from the judicial appointments he makes over the course of his administration. Along with appointing a justice to the Supreme Court, Trump will immediately have the responsibility of filling over 100 vacant or soon-to-be vacant positions in the lower courts, which antitrust observers have said were becoming more plaintiff-friendly under the Obama administration.