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North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission

Docket No.: 13-534
Certiorari Granted: March 3, 2014
Argued: October 14, 2014
Decided: February 25, 2015

Topics:

ADA, Administrative Procedure, Bill of Rights, Federalism, Sherman Act, Supremacy Clause, antitrust, interstate commerce

PartyNames: North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission
Petitioner: North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
Respondent: Federal Trade Commission

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: 717 F.3d 359
Supreme Court Docket

North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
v.
Federal Trade Commission
Question Presented:

Whether, for purposes of the state-action exemption from federal antitrust law, an official state regulatory board created by state law may properly be treated as a "private" actor simply because, pursuant to state law, a majority of the board's members are also market participants who are elected to their official positions by other market participants.

North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 14, 2014

Listen to Oral Argument in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission
Holding: AFFIRMED
Vote: 6-3
Majority: Kennedy, Chief Justice Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
Dissenting: Alito,Scalia,Thomas
Opinion By:
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