‘Judge shopping’ propels MAGA agenda


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The ruling last week by a Trump-appointed Federal judge in Texas halting a national  prohibition on non-compete agreements shows that “judge shopping” is alive and well. 

The order by Judge Ada Brown of Amarillo in the Northern District of Texas temporarily stopped the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from enforcing an edict it promulgated this spring to go into effect next month. While not final, the judge’s ruling portends it will soon be converted into a permanent bar, triggering a lengthy appellate process that might lead to the Supreme Court in a couple of years or so. 

The lawsuit by business groups, commenced the day after the FTC rolled out its proposition in April, was not unexpected. They have been battling with the Biden administration’s  aggressive head ...

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