The First Amendment Encyclopedia

Presented by the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies

Case Categories: Antitrust Laws and the First Amendment

Over the years, Congress has adopted legislation to discourage the concentration of business ownership in the United States. The Sherman Antitrust Act, for example, makes it illegal to monopolize or engage in practices that restrain trade.

In some cases, the courts have had to consider antitrust law in light of First Amendment rights of petition and a free press.

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