Brent Kendall, Wall Street Journal

Brent Kendall

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Recent articles by Brent:

Supreme Court Weighs Emotional-Distress Damages for Discrimination

A disabled woman’s lawsuit is attracting interest from civil-rights organizations and business groups. → Read More

Sugar Industry Merger Challenged by Justice Department

An antitrust lawsuit alleges U.S. Sugar’s proposed acquisition of Imperial Sugar is anticompetitive. → Read More

Biden Administration Asks Appeals Court to Reinstate Vaccine Rules for Employers

The Justice Department filed an emergency motion arguing that another court’s postponement of the vaccine-or-testing mandate was unjustified. → Read More

Challenges to Biden Vaccine Rules Will Come Before Ohio-Based U.S. Appeals Court

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was randomly selected Tuesday to decide the legal challenges to the rules. → Read More

Senate Confirms Jonathan Kanter as Justice Department Antitrust Chief

The nominee, receiving bipartisan support, joins a department that already has been active in filing lawsuits → Read More

Lina Khan Sees Turbulent Start as Head of Federal Trade Commission

As the FTC chairwoman attempts to flex the business watchdog’s regulatory muscles to an extent not attempted in decades, some career officials have felt excluded from deliberations. → Read More

Federal Judge Rejects Trump Request to Block Disclosure of Records to Jan. 6 Committee

Trump White House records can be turned over to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, a federal judge ruled, rejecting former President Donald Trump’s request to block disclosure. → Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Texas Abortion Law

The Texas law has survived legal challenges so far despite being at odds with constitutional protections for abortion rights. → Read More

New Policy Gives FTC Greater Control Over How Companies Do M&A

The FTC’s new Democratic chairwoman has adopted a series of policy changes aimed at cracking down on corporate mergers, sparking deep partisan disagreement at the agency. → Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Quick Consideration of Texas Abortion Law

The Supreme Court agreed to consider two lawsuits challenging a Texas ban on most abortions, setting oral arguments for Nov. 1. It left the state law in place for now. → Read More

Conservative Appeals Court Is Prime Venue for Biden-Era Litigation

The New Orleans-based Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which last week allowed Texas’ restrictive abortion law to remain in effect, promises to be a legal battleground for White House initiatives in the years ahead. → Read More

Justice Departments Asks Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

The government’s emergency appeal forces the high court to confront Texas’ ban on most abortions for the second time in a matter of weeks. → Read More

Justice Department to Ask Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

The Biden administration’s move presents the high court with a new occasion to consider the state’s novel ban on abortions after six weeks. → Read More

Texas Abortion Restrictions Can Continue During Litigation, Appeals Court Rules

The federal appeals court order sets the stage for the issue to return to the Supreme Court. → Read More

Justice Department Makes Quiet Push on Antitrust Enforcement

The spotlight on Biden administration enforcement has focused on the FTC, but DOJ has been more active so far, despite lengthy period of transition. → Read More

Justice Department Makes Quiet Push on Antitrust Enforcement

The spotlight on Biden administration enforcement has focused on the FTC, but DOJ has been more active so far, despite lengthy period of transition. → Read More

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Law

A federal judge blocked enforcement of a Texas ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, a legal blow against a novel law that has severely limited the procedure statewide. → Read More

Biden Antitrust Nominee Gets Warm Senate Reception

Jonathan Kanter sailed through his Senate confirmation hearing, pledging strong enforcement and receiving bipartisan support from lawmakers concerned about corporate dominance. → Read More

Facebook Seeks Dismissal of Government’s Do-Over Antitrust Lawsuit

The Federal Trade Commission filed a new complaint against the social-media company in August after a judge tossed the original case. → Read More

Supreme Court Returns for New Term—With Scant Courtroom Audience

The high court heard in-person arguments for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, as Justice Barrett made her first appearance on the bench. → Read More